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Virginia Military Institute 

The Oldest College Annual in the South 

Warren Pratt Self 

James Stuart Shepherd 
Business Manager 

James Richard Porterfleld 
Managing Editor 


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and to the other members of the Corps. It is hoped that the record which this BOMB presents 

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matches the color of the stone m their class ring. An account of their four years is included 

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or bo, this BOMB is a record of their greatest VMI year. 

To the rest of the Corps, '65 presents the 1965 BOMB. 


Brigadier General James A. Anderson 
16 November 1964 

Brigadier General James A. Anderson, '13, former Dean of the Faculty 
and retired Virginia Highway Commissioner, died at his home in Lexington on 
16 November 1964. 

Having served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Civil 
Engineering, he was named the first Dean of the Faculty in 1937; he ably filled 
this position until 1941 when he was appointed Virginia State Highway Commis- 
sioner. In his sixteen years as Commissioner, he directed the development of 
some 12,000 miles of farm-to-market roads and the Hampton Roads Bridge- 

Both the Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Department of High- 
ways bear the imprint of his character, determination, and dynamic leadership. 



the Class of '65 dedicates 

THE 1965 BOMB 

It is with a deep sense of honor and an inexpressable gratefulness 
that we dedicate the 1965 BOMB to Colonel Robert P. Carroll. We ask 
that Colonel Carroll accept this dedication as a token gesture of our 
appreciation for the many services that he has rendered to cadets and 
to VMI, for it is impossible to express adequately the true sentiment 
that we feel. 

Doc became a part of VMI in 1928; he has unselfishly devoted his 
life to its improvement. When he arrived, there was no biology curricu- 
lum; Doc was VMI's first fulltime biology instructor. Since his arrival, 
the biology course offerings have grown into a full-fledged degree- 
granting department. Colonel Carroll has always sought ways to 
improve the Biology Department which now offers one of the best 
curricula at VMI. Every aspect of the Biology Department bears his 
influence. Because he is fully responsible for the creation of VMI's 
Biology Department, Doc is considered as our own "Mr. Biology." 

Aside from his influence within the Department, Colonel Carroll 

has also played an important role in the lives of 
countless cadets. The biology majors of the class 
of 1965 describe him in the following manner: 
"Love. Admiration. Respect . . . He, in our 
opinion, should head the list of original great 
teachers of college biology." 

Of love, Colonel Carroll has an abundance 
both for cadets and for the Institute. There are 
many alumni who are now practicing medicine, or 
performing research, or any other number of 
services, because he cared about them. He has 
always been willing to help his cadets obtain jobs 
or graduate school appointments. Because he 
cared, many who would not otherwise have done 
so have continued their education. No problem 
was ever too small for his greatest concern, and no 
cadet ever received less than Doc's fullest atten- 

Admiration Colonel Carroll has commanded. 
No one who knows him can help but respect him. 
He possesses an exceptional character of the 
highest quality. His straightforward attitude to- 
ward life and his frankness with everyone have 
made him one of the most respected men in his 

Colonel Carroll greets one of the many cadets who come to him for advi 


A hallmark of his character is his desire to teach. Because he 
loves his profession and because he, himself, has never ceased to 
learn, Doc has been emulated, but he will never be equalled. 

Colonel Carroll's influence has not been limited to VMI. Although 
his cadets were always of utmost importance to him, Doc has found 
time to work with the Boy Scouts, the Christmas Basket Program, and 
other church and civic organizations. Because he worked to help im- 
prove his community, he is well-known and highly respected by its 
leaders and citizens. To the many local people he has advised and 
helped, he is known as "The Colonel." 

It is hoped that this dedication will in some way convey our appre- 
ciation and gratitude to Colonel Carroll for all that he has done for us 
and for VMI. His influence on our lives will never be erased; forever, 
we shall remain indebted to him for his guidance and living example of 
sincerity, devotion, and love. It is fitting that this volume be dedicated 
to a man who has devoted his life to us and VMI. 


The Class of '65 thanks "Doc" for all of his 

help and guidance which he has so 

generously given 

Colonel Carroll has always been an inspiration to those in his classroon 

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Colonel John D. P. Fuller 
Professor of History 


The graduation of the Class of '65 also marks the 
termination of more than seven decades of combined 
service by two distinguished members of the VMI 
faculty. Colonel John Douglas Pitts Fuller and Colonel 
Sterling Murray Heflin retire after outstanding careers 
which witnessed an enormous period of growth at The 
Institute, due largely to their personal efforts and 

As Professor of History and Head of the History 
Department, Colonel Fuller is best known to those 
cadets who frequent Scott Ship Hall, but his ever 
present smile and warm greeting have earned the 
respect of every member of the Corps. A combination 

of scholarly excellence and true humility, he must 
certainly be recognized as the epitome of the gentleman 

With his weighty duties as professor and Head 
of the Physics Department, Colonel Heflin has com- 
bined leadership in athletic affairs. But of his personal 
qualities, we most appreciate the strength and fineness 
of his character which, through all these years, have 
been ennobling forces in the lives of colleagues, both 
young and old. 

Contact with two such dedicated individuals has 
benefited us more than we can express, and we are 
proud to have them graduate with us. 



Colonel Sterling Murray Heflin 
Professor of Physics 


With the retirement of Col. J. D. P. Fuller as Head of the History Depart- 
ment, an era has ended. Col. Fuller has served as Department Head since 
coming to VMI in 1935. Hundreds of cadets will long remember the South 
Carolina accent saying, "Good mornin' boy, how are you?" They will always 
appreciate the sincere interest shown by Col. Fuller in his attention to individ- 
uals, and their problems in academic, personal, and career fields. 

Colonel Heflin's retirement recalls his lifelong service to the Institute — 
as a cadet: company commander (Garnett Andrews Cup winner), Cincinnati 
Medalist, distinguished graduate in electrical engineering; and as faculty 
member: professor of physics, department head, chairman of the Athletic 
Council, vice-president of the Southern Conference (1964-1965). Long promi- 
nent in affairs of the American Institute of Physics, he has applied his fine 
intellectual qualities to that body's work in many ways, presently— as Regional 
Counselor for Virginia— in directing its effort to improve the quality of high 
school physics teaching in the state. 










President Johnson delivers his dedicatory address during the dedication of the George C. Marshall Research Librar 

With the dedication of the George C. Marshall 
Research Library on 23 May 1964, hundreds of the 
nation's distinguished citizens, including President 
Lyndon B. Johnson, paid tribute to the man referred 
to by cadets as "The Institute's most distinguished 

It is our purpose in THE 1965 BOMB to further the 
ideal expressed by Sir Winston Churchill that "Suc- 
ceeding generations must not be allowed to forget 
his achievements or his example." For General Mar- 
shall probably best symbolizes the compatability of 
the twin goals of the Institute: the combination of the 
best qualities of both citizen and soldier. 

What was the relationship of General Marshall with 
the Institute? What were the achievements of the 
man of whom Churchill said: 

There are few men whose qualities of mind and 
character have so impressed me as those of 

General George C. Marshall. He was a great 
American, but he was far more than that. In war he 
was as wise and understanding in counsel as he 
was resolute in action. In peace he was the archi- 
tect who planned the restoration of our battered 
European economy and, at the same time, laboured 
tirelessly to establish a system of Western Defense. 
He always fought victoriously against defeatism, 
discouragement and disillusion. 

George Catlett Marshall was born 31 December 
1880, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. His childhood was 
normal. Following the tradition of his family and back- 
ground, Marshall matriculated at the Virginia Military 
Institute in September, 1897. Although poorly prepared 
for college work, his grades steadily improved, en- 
abling him to be graduated in the upper half of his class. 
In the military aspects of his cadetship, Marshall did 
extremely well, achieving the ranks of first corporal, 
first sergeant and first captain. Later, Marshall was to 
say of his years at the Institute, "What I learned at V M 


General Marshall is honored by the VMI during the dedication of the MARSHALL ARCH 

was self-control and discipline. This Institution gave 
me not only a standard for my daily conduct among men 
but it endowed me with a military heritage of honor 
and self-sacrifice." 

Thus Marshall gained more from VMI than just a 
basic education in academic and military subjects. 
Robert A. Lovett, former Secretary of Defense, speaking 
at the dedication ceremonies on 23 May 1964 stated: 

It was here at Virginia Military Institute that General 
Marshall's natural gifts were refined by discipline 
and nourished by learning; it was here that he first 
came under the full influence of the traditions of 
the past, which are handed down in person from 
generation to generation, of duty, honor, loyalty 
and dedication to the service of one's own country. 

Upon being graduated from VMI in June of 1901 
Marshall stood on the threshold of a career that would 
see him hold every commissioned rank in the United 
States Army, serve as Secretary of State in a critical 
era, serve as Special Representative to China, act as 

president of the American National Red Cross, and as 
Secretary of Defense. 

In February of 1902, the twenty-two-year-old grad- 
uate was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 
United States Army. He was attached to the 30t h 
Infantry, stationed in the Philippines. Marshall next 
attended the Army Infantry-Cavalry School in 1907, 
being graduated with honors. Later in 1907, he was 
promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to study at the 
Army Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Here his 
natural ability for strategy and military theory was 
again to stand him in good stead; he was graduated 
from the Staff College in 1908 and served the remaining 
two years of his tour of duty as an instructor there. 
In 1911 and 1912, he was an inspector-instructor of the 
Massachusetts National Guard; in 1913, he served in 
Texas and Arkansas. In the latter part of 1913, Marshall 
returned to the Philippines and remained there until 
1916. While in the Islands, his ability as a tactician was 

frequently displayed: General James Franklin, the 
department field commander, told his staff, "Keep 
your eye on George Marshall. He is the greatest mili- 
tary genius of America since Stonewall Jackson." 
This evaluation proved to be true in the following years. 

Upon his return to the continental United States 
in 1917, Marshall was promoted to Captain and was soon 
assigned to the American Expeditionary Force under 
General John J. Pershing. He gained invaluable ex- 
perience during World War I, seeing action in the 
battles of Cantigny, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and 
Meusse-Argonne. While with the AEF between 1917 
and 1919, he served on the General Staff of the First 
Division, served as Chief of Operations, First Army, 
and as Chief of Staff with the Eighth Army Corps. 
During these years, he held the temporary ranks of 
major to colonel; this rank was later made permanent. 
From 1919 through 1924, Marshall served as Aide-de- 
Camp to General Pershing. 

For the next three years, he commanded the 15th 
Infantry Division in Tientsin, China; by late 1927, he had 
returned to the United States, serving as instructor at 
the Army War College. Later that year, he was selected 
as Assistant Commandant of the Infantry School at 

(eral Eisenhower, Mrs. George C. Marshall, President John- 
:, and Senator Byrd are received at the home of General Shell 
the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute 

General George C. Marshall 

Fort Ben ning. During his five years at Benning, Marshall 
transformed the Infantry School "from a mere school 
of technique into an important school of command for 
junior officers," and developed the concept of army 
schools we see today. 

In 1933, he took command of the 8th Infantry Divi- 
sion; in that year, he became senior instructor of the 
Illinois National Guard and was given command of the 
8th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks, Washing- 

In July of 1938, Brigadier General Marshall assumed 
the post of Chief of War Plans Division on the General 
Staff. In October of that year, he became Deputy Chief 
of Staff, a position he held until July, 1939. He served 

General Bradley, General Shell, Mrs. Marshall, Governor Harrison, 
and Mr. Pendleton watch the Corps of Cadets on parade 

as Acting Chief of Staff from July through Septerrei 
and was promoted to General upon becoming C.ei 
of Staff in late September, 1939; President Roosejli 
picked Marshall for this position over many of his sie- 
riors in service. Thus General Marshall assumed H 
onerous duties of Chief of Staff; he was not to relinqi 1 
this burden until November, 1945, when, at his own =• 
quest, he was released from duty as Chief of Staff 
was succeeded by General Eisenhower. 

In his crucial years as Chief of Staff, Marshall \ 
the man responsible for building, training, and eqi 
ping the largest and most powerful Army in Ameri 

Robert A. Lovett says of those years, "His com| 
ling sense of duty, his loyalty to his Commander 
Chief, his sincere concern for others were obvious 
all. His unshakeable integrity and his fearless acccl 
ance of the consequences of a course of action thal| 
felt in duty bound to take . . . ," made him a great figi 
The British members of the Combined Chiefs of S5.R 
on General Marshall's retirement as Chief of Sol 

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President Johnson, General Shell, and Cadet Captain Rimm review Alpha Company 

'resident Johnson, accompanied by Senator Byrd, arrives at the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute to pay tribute to General George C. Marshall 

ited, "Always you have honored us by yourfrankness, 
armed us by your courtesy and inspired us by your 
tgleness of purpose and your selfless devotion to 
r common cause." Such praise and sincere tribute 
almost without parallel by military men. 

General Marshall's retirement, to Dodona Manor 
Leesburg, Virginia, was short-lived, for the next day 
e President requested him to serve as his Special 
presentative to China (with the rank of ambassador), 
arshall accepted the challenge of bringing order from 
chaos of war-torn China. Soon after reaching China, 
succeeded in bringing about a truce between the 
itionalists and the Communists. However, this truce 
on failed; General Marshall returned to the United 
ates, having failed to stem the Communist take-over 
China, conditions having become irreparable before 
'arrived on the scene. A similar Communist challenge 
suld soon face him in Europe. 

In February of 1947, by special act of Congress 
anting permission, General Marshall became Secre- 

tary of State; he was the first man in the nation to occupy 
both the highest non-elective civilian and military posts. 

Being confronted in Europe by Communist ad- 
vances highly detrimental to our interests, Marshall 
developed a containment or counterattack which was 
to aid the destitute and oppressed peoples of Europe. 
It was presented in the form of the Marshall Plan, later 
to be known as the European Recovery Program. As a 
result of this project, America gave aid valued at 
$8,231,000,000 to a total of sixteen countries. This aid, 
the greatest contribution America has ever produced 
for the cause of world peace, is credited with bringing 
about the rapid recovery of Europe's economy and of 
preventing further Communist take-over in Europe. 

General of the Army Marshall, who had been retired 
from the Army in February of 1947, was restored to 
active duty in March of 1949. After resigning as Secre- 
tary of State, Marshall withdrew from political affairs 
to serve as president of the American Red Cross. In 
September of 1950, he returned to serve his country as 
Secretary of Defense; he retired from this position in 
September, 1951. 

After more than fifty years of service to the nation, 
General Marshall was ready to retire. 

Among the awards which he earned throughout 
the course of his distinguished career was the United 



General Maxwell Taylor, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, pays 
tribute to General Marshall 

Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the First Lady of the United States 

States Distinguished Service Medal with first Oak Leaf 
Cluster and the Silver Star. In 1953, he received the 
Nobel Peace Prize, the highest civilian tribute paid to 
him. On 15 May 1951, on the occasion of "Marshall 
Day," he was awarded the Virginia Distinguished Serv- 
ice Medal as well as having Marshall Arch in the VMI 
Barracks named for him. 

General Marshall died 16 October 1959, and 
buried in Arlington National Cemetery. 

His military and international achievements live on: 
the effects of the Marshall Plan are still being reape 
today by the Western world. As architect of victor 
over totalitarianism of the Axis powers and as architei 
of European recovery and stability following Worl : 

Mrs. George C. Marshall and General Maxwell Taylor observe the dedicatory ceremonies 

'ar II, General Marshall rendered invaluable service to 
s nation. 

On the occasion of the dedication of the George C. 

arshall Research Library on 23 May 1964, President 

shnson, General Eisenhower, General Bradley, Robert 

Lovett, and numerous other dignitaries gathered to 

y additional tribute to the memory of General Marshall. 

ie New Market Medal was presented posthumously 

him by the Institute that he loved and served so well. 

President Johnson chose this occasion, honoring 

e developer of the Marshall Plan, to outline a major 

blicy of the United States. Stating that, "Today we 

ant to carry on the vision of the Marshall Plan," Presi- 

;nt Johnson proposed that: 

The nations of Eastern Europe are beginning to 
reassert their own identity. There is no single Iron 
Curtain. "We will continue to build bridges across 
the gulf which has divided us from Eastern Europe. 
They will be bridges of increased trade of ideas, 
of visitors, and of humanitarian aid." This policy, 
hailed as a major shift of national interests and 
goals, will "open new relationships to countries 
seeking increased independence yet unable to risk 
isolation." . . . open the minds of a new generation 
to the values and visions of the Western civilization 
from which they came and to which they belong; give 
free play to the powerful forces of legitimate nation- 

jrmer President Eisenhower, President Johnson, and General 
mar N.Bradley participate in the dedication of the Marshall Library 

General George R. E. Shell, Mrs. George C. Marshall, and Mr. 

Edmund Pendleton view the Virginia Military Institute Corps of 

Cadets on parade 

al pride— the strongest barrier to the ambitions of 
any country to eliminate another; demonstrate that 
identity of interest and the prospects of progress for 
Eastern Europe lie in a wider relationship with the 

Continuing, President Johnson said, "We are 
pledged to use every peaceful means to work with 
friends and allies so that all of Europe may be joined in 
a shared society of freedom. In this way, I predict the 
years to come will see us draw closer to Marshall's 
bold design than at any time since he stood at Harvard 
and began to reshape the world." 

Thus, George Catlett Marshall, VMI's "most dis- 
tinguished graduate," in his life, his career, his char- 
acter, and, above all, in his devotion to his nation, 
epitomized the best that VMI can hope to inspire and 
instill. The homage paid to him as "most distinguished 
graduate" is at best a highly inadequate understate- 
ment. THE 1965 BOMB joins in expressing its admiration 
and tribute. This section of THE BOMB will, we hope, 
acquaint the reader with key contributions and attri- 
butes of General Marshall. His efforts continue to 
shape the world in which we live today. 



His Excellency 

Albertis Sydney Harrison, Jr. 

Governor of Virginia 


The Virginia Military Institute, as a state college, is organ- 
ized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is 
governed by a board of visitors appointed by the Governor. 

The Board of Visitors consists of fifteen members. Eleven 
members are selected from the state at large, two are drawn 
from non-resident alumni, and the remaining two are mem- 
bers ex officio. At least ten of the appointed visitors must be 
alumni of the Institute. His Excellency, the Governor of Vir- 
ginia, Albertis S. Harrison, is Commander-in-Chief. The 
Honorable Elmon T. Gray, a distinguished graduate of the 
Institute, and son of State Senator Garland Gray, is President 
of the Board for the current session. Mr. Gray is also Presi- 
dent of Elmon Gray and Company, and Gray Products, In- 
corporated, both in Waverly, Virginia. 

During the year, the Board of Visitors convenes at least 
once; normally, it does meet more frequently. The Superin- 
tendent may, if he deems necessary, call the Board to session 
at any time. 


Elmon T. Gray 

John W. Burress 

Dr. Woodrow W. Wilkerson 

John D. deButts 

Clinton E. Thurston, Jr. 

Gorham B. Walker, Jr. 


Maj. Gen. Paul M. Booth Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond 

arbour N. Thornton 

Robert L. Wallace 

J. Randolph Tucker 

Marvin Gillespie 

George G. Phillips 

J. Stebbins Lawson 


The ninth superintendent of the Virginia Military 
Institute, General George R. E. Shell, assumed his 
duties in July, 1960, after ending a career of twenty- 
nine years in the Marine Corps. Under his direction, 
the Institute has shown significant growth and 
progress. Among his most oustanding contributions 
are the addition of two new degree granting curricula, 
the construction of a new administration building, 
the initiation of a program whereby nationally known 
scholars make consultative visits to the various 
departments, and the acquisition of necessary funds 
for further development. During his years as Super- 
intendent, General Shell has raised academic stand- 
ards while maintaining the Institute's proud military 

General Shell was born October 20, 1908, in 
Phoebus, Virginia, and was graduated from the 
Hampton High School in 1927. He entered the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute and was graduated in 1931 
with a degree in electrical engineering. 

As a cadet he held the rank of corporal, color 
sergeant, and, in his first class year, first lieutenant 
of "A" Company. He was vice-president of his 
class, a member of the Honor Court and the General 
Committee, president of the VMI Student Chapter 
of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 
and a varsity letterman in wrestling and football. 

After being graduated from VMI, General Shell 
was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 
Marine Corps, serving at Quantico and San Diego. 
In World War II, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 
10th Marines, General Shell saw combat on Guadal- 
canal, Saipan, and Tarawa. On Saipan, he was 
seriously wounded, receiving a direct hit from a 
mortar shell. For his courageous conduct and out- 

standing service, he was awarded the Legion of 
Merit with Combat "V." 

General Shell later served on the Joint Staff 
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, as Staff 
Planning Officer in the Policy Branch, Supreme 
Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe; as Assistant 
Chief of Staff, G-3; as Chief of Staff, Marine Corps 
Schools; and as a member of the Advanced Re- 
search Group, Marine Corps Educational Center. 

In February of 1960, the Virginia Military Institute's 
Board of Visitors announced their selection of 
General Shell as Superintendent. 

General Shell and his wife, the former Alice Reid 
Gushing of Washington, D. C, were married July 
22, 1933, and are the parents of three children. 




irigadier General Lloyd J. Davidson 
Dean of Faculty 

Lt. Colonel Marlowe Harper 

Dr. Allan P. Carlsson 

Mr. Joseph L. Presbrey 
Director of Public Relations 

B as al 

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Colonel Flournoy H. Barksdale 
Executive Officer 

Colonel Arthur M. Lipscomb, Jr 
Director of Admissions 

Colonel J. Carter Hanes 
Business Executive Officer 

Commander Robert K. Wilson 
Post Chaplain 

Major William E. Graybeal 
Purchasing Officer 

Captain Donald A. Beard 
Assistant Treasurer 


The position of Commandant at the VMI is held 
either by the Professor of Military Science or the Pro- 
fessor of Air Science. The Commandant is responsible 
to the Superintendent for the appearance, discipline, 
and military training of the Corps of Cadets. His office 
guides the cadet officers in their duties as leaders of the 
Corps. He directs the tactical staff whose function is 
the enforcement of regulations. 

The present Commandant is Colonel George H. 
Simpson, a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He was gradu- 
ated from Maury High School in 1936 and was enrolled 
in the Virginia Military Institute in the same year. 

Colonel Simpson, while at VMI, was a member 

of the Hop Committee; he received monograms in 
varsity baseball and basketball. He was captain of the 
1941 basketball team. He was graduated in 1941 with 
a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. 

Upon his graduation, Colonel Simpson was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant, Cavalry Reserve. He 
was assigned to VMI as the Professor of Military 
Science and Commandant of Cadets on 15 August 
1963. In October 1964, he was promoted to the rank 
of full colonel. 

Colonel Simpson is married to the former Miss 
Adelaide Anderson, a graduate of Winthrop College. 
They have two children, Ann and George H., III. 



The Office of the Commandant of Cadets exists 
to aid the Commandant in his administrative duties. 
It has as its responsibility the issuance of orders di- 
rected to cadets, the maintenance of military files 
and records, as well as the outlining of procedures 
for the efficient functioning of life within the Corps 
itself. The personnel who render this assistance to 
the Commandant are the Deputy Commandant, the 
Assistant Commandants of Training, of General 
Duties, and one who serves as the Adjutant, the Ser- 
geant Major, and the Commandant's Clerk. The duties 
of these positions encompass every facet of cadet 
life at VMI. 

The Deputy Commandant has charge of delin- 
quency reports, guard teams, formations, reductions, 
faculty liaison, and recreation. 

The Assistant Commandant of Training super- 
vises the Spring Field Exercises, the First Class Trip, 
and Military Duty. 

The Assistant Commandant of General Duties 

supervises permits, the Commandant's and Garnett 
Andrews Cups, the Hop Committee, the VMI Com- 
manders, and the assignment of rooms in barracks. 
In addition, the sale, wear, inspection, confiscation of 
uniforms, and the maintenance and order of the trunk 
rooms all come under his jurisdiction. 

The Assistant Commandant, acting in the capacity 
of Adjutant, oversees the work of the Sergeant Major 
and the Commandant's Clerk. Some of his responsi- 
bilities include the compiling of the Blue Book, the 
New Cadet Cadre, confinement, weekends, Corps 
Trips, SMI, and publication of instructions for the 
Officer-in-Charge and the Officer-of-the-Day. 

The Sergeant Major has charge of the files, the 
message center, the bulletin boards, and serves as 
assistant to the Adjutant. 

The Commandant's Clerk has the responsibility 
of preparing morning reports, delinquency sheets, 
demerit cards, filing, preparation of orders, and other 
secretarial functions. 

Left to right: Captain Stacy Harris, Major William Vaughan, Colonel Herbert Simpson, Mrs. Daniel D 


The Tactical Staff, under the command of the Com- 
mandant, Colonel George H. Simpson, is comprised 
of officers from the ROTC detachments of the Military 
and Air Science Departments as well as the Virginia 
Militia. Their mission is threefold: to implement the 
policies of the Superintendent, to instruct and train 
the Corps of Cadets in fundamental military activities, 
and to insure that the rules and regulations of the 
Institute are obeyed. The Tactical Staff is subdivided 
into three groups: the Deputy and Assistant Com- 
mandants, the Unit Military Advisors, and the Tactical 

The Deputy and Assistant Commandants execute 
the normal staff duties of administration, planning, 
coordination and supervision. The Unit Military Ad- 
visors are those officers with whom the cadets have a 

more frequent and direct relationship. Each of these 
officers, in his respective unit, represents the Com- 
mandant in matters of discipline, uniforms, appearance 
and military training. 

Within the Tactical Staff exists a smaller group 
referred to as the OC Staff. From this staff is chosen 
the Officer-in-Charge who serves a twenty-four hour 
tour of duty within the barracks and supervises the 
cadet guard teams. Such tours of duty are assigned 
by the Commandant on a rotational basis. 

In addition to their other duties, one tactical officer 
is assigned to each company or battalion staff as an 
advisor and supervisor. 

Thus the Tactical Staff guides the Corps of Cadets 
in developing that strength of character and military 
training that is so strongly emphasized at VMI. 


The VMI Foundation was established in 1937 to develop 
a permanent endowment for VMI. Aid is now being given 
to the Institute in sums of nearly $70,000 a year. 

The primary objectives of the Foundation concerning 
the Faculty of VMI are the supplementary retirement program 
and summer study. At the same time, the Foundation pro- 
vides scholarships for worthy cadets and also supports 
extracurricular academic activities which broaden the 
cultural life of the cadets. Another main function of the 
Foundation is the support of the VMI Parents Council which 
endeavors to bring the parents to a fuller understanding 
and appreciation of the VMI education. The Foundation 
strives to perform those functions necessary for the advance- 
ment, promotion, encouragement, progress, and welfare 
of the Virginia Military Institute. 

The Foundation is governed by a nationally represented 
Board of Trustees. The twenty trustees of the VMI Foun- 
dation also include as ex-officio members the Superintendent 
of VMI, the President of the VMI Alumni Association, and 
the Chairman of the VMI Parents Council. Included also in 
the board is a member of the faculty and a member of the 
VMI Board of Visitors. Of the remaining fifteen trustees, 
eight are from Virginia; the other seven are from major 
geographical areas of the nation. 

The current President of the Foundation is Mr. H. Merrill Pasco, '37. The Foundation can boast of other such 
noted Presidents as John C. Hagan, '21, George D. Brooke, '00, General of the Army George C. Marshall, '01 
and, most recently, John M. Camp, '05. 

The success of the VMI Foundation is clearly seen in the disbursement figure of last year which totalled just 
under $65,000. The total market value of all funds, having reached over $2,500,000, shows the great progress of the 
Foundation in financially promoting and encouraging the betterment of the VMI. 

Left to right: Col. James M. Morgan, Charles W. Lewis, Charles J. Collins, Gorham B. Walker Edmund T. Morris, George D Br 
Gen. George R. E. Shell, H. Merrill Pasco, Joseph D. Neikirk, Abney S. Boxley, J. Robert Philpott, George L. Barton, III, 
Moore, Jr., B. David Mann 

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Membership in the VMI Alumni Association is 
automatic for each cadet upon the graduation of 
his class. An Alumni Office and staff are maintained 
at the Institute by the Association to act as an inter- 
mediary between the 9,000 active alumni and their 
Alma Mater. The Association does not require 
annual dues of its members; however, members 
are expected to contribute to the support of Alumni 

The traditional loyalty and zeal of VMI alumni 
to their class and to their school are well known. The 
Association does much to add to this interest by 
informing Alumni of the activities of their former 
classmates. Each alumnus receives, without charge, 
the Alumni Review which is published quarter- 
annually. Fifty alumni chapters hold frequent meet- 
ings with speakers arranged for by the Association. 
Class reunions are held at Finals every five years, 
with the Association serving as host to the returning 
alumni and their wives. Free accommodations and 
facilities are provided visiting alumni in Alumni 
Hall. The Association maintains the close ties of 
the Institute with its graduates wherever they may 
go upon being graduated. 

Robert Patterson 

Mr. Jackson E. Tice 
Alumni Secretary 

Mr. Claude H. Patton 
Executive Manager 
Sportsmen Club 


I ss Virginia of 1964, Miss Carolyn Eddy, and Mrs. C. A. Mallory, 
irmerly Miss Virginia (Dorcas Campbell from Fairfield) examine 
ie exhibits in the Marshall Library dealing with the VMI period 

The George C. Marshall Research Library, a stately 
structure on the west end of the VMI Parade Ground, was 
built at a cost of $600,000 by the Marshall Research Foun- 
dation. Since its dedication May 23, 1964, its museum rooms 
have been open to the public; their striking displays have 
been seen by many thousands of visitors. By mid-1966 the 
Library will be functioning as a center of studies in U. S. 
diplomatic and military history. Among the thousands of 
documents the Library is to house are General Marshall's 
own papers which he gave to the Foundation prior to his 

The Marshall Foundation came into being in 1953 fol- 
lowing a suggestion by President Truman that a suitable 
tribute in the form of a Library be erected to General Marshall 
at VMI. A VMI alumnus, the Late John C. Hagan, Class of 
1921, was the President of the Foundation during its form- 
ative years and Chairman of the Board at the time of his 
death in 1959. Successive VMI Superintendents since 1953 
have vigorously supported the Foundation as have many 
of the alumni. 

Most certainly the Library and the Foundation are assets 
of the first order to VMI and constitute a fitting and useful 
tribute to the Institute's most illustrious alumnus. 

Directly across the parade ground from the barracks is the George C. Marshall Research Library built on land donated to the 
Foundation by the State of Virginia; the Library has become an important asset to the Institute and the community 

125 YEARS 



On this, the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary 
of the founding of the Virginia Military Institute, a re- 
evaluation of its motives and goals, and a recapitulation 
of its achievements, seem appropriate and necessary. 

Probably the most significant and revealing ex- 
pression of the purpose for the VMI mode of life is 
embodies in a quotation which is forever entrenched 
in the memory of all cadets and alumni, "You May Be 
Whatever You Resolve To Be." In this idealistic quo- 
tation, which dominates the attention of the visitor to 
Jackson Arch, is expressed all that needs to be said 
about the qualities which the rigid VMI system attempts 
to instill in all of its matriculates. It intimates a desire 
not only to succeed, but also a determination to excel 
in all endeavors, through a balanced program of mental 
and physical self-discipline coupled with challenging 
academic standards. In essence, the VMI system 
requires that each cadet give his all. A brief resume of 
the history of the Virginia Military Institute and its 
alumni illustrates the effectiveness of this ideal, con- 
ceived one hundred twenty-five years ago. 

The VMI history of military accomplishment is a; 
long and justifiably proud one. The participation of 
VMI men in combat commences with the Mexican 
War, a period during which there were a mere twenty- 
seven graduates in the Army. When internal strife 
divided the country, and finally precipitated civil war, 
VMI contributed a total of 1,796 alumni to both sides. 
The cadets of the Institute engaged in the defense of 
Harper's Ferry in 1862, and most notably, in the Battle 
of New Market, which left ten men dead, and forty- 
seven wounded, and established an everlasting pride 
in all subsequent cadets. In 1864, General D. H. Hunter 
took reprisal, virtually leveling the Institute, and render- 
it indefinitely inoperable. In 1866, however, the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute was rebuilt and reopened. 

More recently, 1,829 alumni served in the Armed 
Service during World War I, eighty percent of whom 
were commissioned officers. Two hundred men were 
killed in action, and over one hundred were decorated 
in the Great War, reiterating the spirit which has - 
pervaded the VMI man in crisis. Again in World War 

II, VMI graduates heeded the call to arms. The out- 
standing contribution of General George C Marshall, 
VMI's most distinguished graduate, is universally 
recognized as a predominate factor in our eventual 

The achievements of alumni have not been limited 
solely to military endeavor. Over eight thousand gradu- 
ates have entered diverse occupations, including the 
supervision of the Pacific Construction of the Panama 
Canal, the underpinning of giant skyscrapers for New 
York City's subway complex, and numerous State 
Highway Commissioner appointments. The first 
Chancellor of the University System of Georgia and 
over sixty newspaper editors have been VMI alumni. 

John S. Wise, former Governor of Virginia, has 
admirably presented the prevailing motives for the 
maintenance of the system incorporated at VMI: 

Four years of simple living, simple food, 
simple dress, simple accessories of life, to erad 

the too prevailing notion that luxury and self- 
indulgence are real essentials of true happiness. 

Orderly thought, orderly action, prompt and 
implicit execution of commands in the position of 
a subordinate. Initiative, decision, self-reliance, 
fearless assumption of responsibility in position 
of command. In all positions courtesy, respect, 
deference to superiors, contempt of cowardice. 

A decent respect for the observances of 
religion and morality. A reverent regard for truth 
and honor. 

Was there ever a time when the need of just 

such teachings to the rising generation in our 

democractic republic was greater than at present? 

This address, given approximately one hundred 

years ago, is perhaps even more applicable today, as 

the Virginia Military Institute celebrates its one hundred 

twenty-fifth anniversary. 

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W. G. Robertson, Historian; C. L. Siegel, President; P. P. Shu, Vice-President 


This is the history of the Class of 1965. Bear in mind 
that such an epilogue could never hope to show all the 
surfaces, all the idiosyncracies, all the personalities 
that make up our class. This history, then, can merely 
conjure up in our minds the times and happenings of 
particular significance. We dare only think in broad 
generalities on paper; speculation as to any illicit oc- 
currences is left to the discretion and probably some- 
what vivid imaginations of our individual Brother Rats. 

In most cases a rat year is a nebulous sort of affair. 
One remembers cadre and his getting out of the rat 
line to some extent, but in between is something of a 
neutral zone, grey and foggy. In most cases. Not so 
with us, unfortunately. Doing their best to make the 
whole year rather unpleasant, the R. D. C. marshalled 
us back and forth between the fifth and third stoops 
with amazing regularity, a floor show being provided 
at both ends. We suffered through seven months of 
this unmotherlike abuse and as spring furlough ap- 
proached our hopes of resolving all differences with 
thefirst class soared. Again our efforts were frustrated. 

Accusing us of a myriad of unratlike activities, the 
first class made the bond even tighter, and it wasn't 
until the night before spring hike when, with one broken 
collarbone and many raw posteriors, we squeezed three 
hundred and fifty Brother Rats into one stairwell all at 
the same time, and finally made our way to the fourth 
stoop. We became the Class of 1965. 

That was three years ago; it seems quite distant 
at this point. It is not really such a long time at all. Per- 
haps it seems so distant, because of the road we have 
since traveled. 

Even with the preparation of our rat year, the third 
class year took quite a bit of adjustment. Academics 
were much more of a challenge; we had certain definite 
responsibilities to the Institute. How "easy" we thought 
that year would be. How easily were we deceived. Our 
emblem, our ring design, our pledge lasting from No- 
vember, our control of the rat line— it was a busy year. 
We had begun to tie ourselves together with a much 
more permanent bond than we had imagined possible. 

We returned to our second class year with a much 
more confident air. We were no longer at the bottom 
of the totem pole. November came and with it ended 
months of planning by our ring committee. We owe 
them quite a large debt, for that weekend was by far 
the most successful and pleasant of the year. When 
one thinks of all he goes through to finally obtain his 
ring, it is not difficult to see why this little piece of gold 
holds such a great meaning to all. It was one more 
knot in the cord that bound us together. 

The second class year wore on. Our attitude to- 
wards VMI could be seen to change; the idea of be- 
coming a first classman did not seem so terribly far off. 
One major road to traverse remained. 

The six weeks introduction to the army at Indian- 
town Gap met with mixed reactions and ended none too 
quickly in most cases. We will forever prefer to remem- 
ber the Gap only as the source of MS checks. 

A first class, upon becoming such, accepts the 
responsibilities of the corps to the Institute. From year 
to year these responsibilities vary little. Depending 
upon the attitude of the first class a year can be suc- 
cessful, or unsuccessful, pleasant, or unpleasant. Ours 

has been something of a stormy nine months. Barracks 
and the class system had stagnated in the two years 
since our rat year. The General Committee had become 
ineffective. The rat line had been a farce the year before. 
We brought about a series of changes in policy 
and attempted to orient the class system in a direction 
such that it might approach the system that seems to 
have been so ideal twenty years before. It was a difficult 
road and mistakes were made, but over-all we have 
succeeded in realigningthe image and possibilities of the 
barracks under an extremely efficient class system. We 
will never know how successful or unsuccessful we 
were until two years hence when our rats become the 
first class. 

Now we have graduated. We have only a ring and a 
diploma to display openly for our efforts. In actuality 
we have much more. We have a familiarity with our- 
selves obtainable at no other school. We have had a 
close experience with people that could never possibly 
have been had except at the Institute. We have the VMI 
"spirit," and we have one of the finest classes that has 
ever come through the system. We are very well pre- 
pared for whatever lies ahead. We are really very lucky. 

At the first class table in the PX, Colonel Carroll socializes with the members of the class of '65 



For many members of the Class of 1965, Ring 
Figure is second only to Graduation in importance. 
Although the Thanksgiving Day football game was 
a heart-breaking loss for VMI, our class immed- 
iately began their long-to-be-remembered Ring 
Figure Weekend. A well-organized party and 
dinner dance at the Kazim Temple in Roanoke 
established the festive mood that prevailed through- 
out the entire weekend. 

On Friday, the Class proceeded to JM Hall 
where they received their rings which the Ring 
Committee, chairmaned by Bob Hughes, saw as 
the culmination of over a year's work. As the fast- 

and ecstatic atmosphere that prevailed. It was an un- 
usual party, but a unique event was being celebrated. 

By Saturday, the Class of 1965 was beginning to 
feel the effects of the fast pace, but almost everyone 
attended the dance, coming for the second night to the 
music of Count Basie. 

When the weekend had ended, the Brother Rats of 
'65 could do little more than rest and recall the many 
pleasant memories they had just experienced. Only 
then did many of us realize the debt of gratitude that 
we owed to Lee Chapman and the Ring Figure Com- 
mittee. It was indeed a weekend that will never be for- 

Count Basie provides the music for the Class of '65 

paced weekend continued, the members of '65 
escorted their dates to Crozet Hall to enjoy a 
delicious dinner before attending a hurried prac- 
tice of the figure. 

The long-awaited dance finally arrived and 
each member of the Class received his ring and 
a kiss from his date. The event was perfect. The 
setting was beautiful and the excitement ran high. 
The figure itself was unique and the diligent efforts 
of Phil Shu were most evident. 

After the big dance, the Class attended an- 
other party at the Mayflower's Pine Room. No one 
who attended is likely to forget the happy, wile 






As June finally rolls around, marking the 
culmination of four years of singular effort, each 
graduating cadet suddenly finds himself at one 
of the high points of his life. All the painful mo- 
ments endured through his cadetship are forgotten in an instant, as that meaningful handshake confers 
the long-awaited diploma. Remembered instead are the iron-bound friendships, the knowledge gained, 
Ring Figure, Brother Rats, and the real Spirit of VMI. 

In the days to come, each will remember with great pride the contributions he made, and the 
advantages he derived from VMI. Four years are completed, and a way of life is ended, but those benefits 
gained will remain as long as the Institute is remembered. And those years are such that no man, 
having passed through them, shall ever forget their true value. 

The handshake for which one must work four years 


The graduating class enjoys its last parade 

■V^Him^^H^H^^m MBI^MBMHI 

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Charles Louis Siegel, Jr. 
White Stone, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- 
guished Military Student 1; Class President 
3, 2, 1; Executive Committee 3, 2, 1 ; General 
Committee 3, 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 
!l; Intramural Basketball, Softball, Swimming 
Volleyball; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Timmins Music Society 
), 2; Ring Committee; Ring Figure Committee. 

It didn't take long for any of our Brother Rats 
o realize which one of us would be the best man 
o lead us through what then seemed to be the 
our longest years of our lives. By the end of 
3ur Rat year, we had chosen Lou to hold an 
office which would demand his time and de- 
motion. We have since found that the choice 
jve made was a wise one. 

It wasn't all smooth sailing for the "King," 
or at the end of a successful Rat year he came 
ipon the realization that "if you play, you have 
to pay." Lou quickly shrugged off the bonds of 
Servitude and went on to lead our class through 
;very kind of catastrophe. 

When we think about how much time Lou has 
:pent with his many duties, it is amazing that 
ie has managed to remain high in his Civil 
engineering curriculum. There is no question 
n our minds that in the years ahead, Lou will 
ie as much a leader outside of VMI as he was 
luring ourfouryears atthe Institute. To a great 
Brother Rat" his class, the Class of 1965, wishes 

the success and luck in the world. 


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Paul Phillip Shu 
Knoxville, Tennessee 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Class Officer 
4, 3, 2; Executive Committee 4, 3, 2; General 
Committee 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club 4, 3; Wres- 
tling 3, 2; Baseball 1; Track 4, 3; Intramural 
Football 2; Intramural Softball 2; ASCE 4, 3, 2; 
Ring Figure Magazine Circulation Manager 3; 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4, 3; Religious 
Council 4. 

Four years vice president of our class, varsity 
wrestler, track man and civil engineer, whose 
academic interests reach far beyond a drawing 
board, are only a few of the many achievements 
for which Phil Shu is known. We know him 
better for his accomplishments in behalf of 
our class, the Institute, and many people out- 
side VMI. Ratherthan studying outside barracks, 
Phil remains in his room at nights, not because 
conditions are conducive to good studying, 
but so that he can always be found by his Brother 
Rats who need his assistance. This is typical 
of the sincerity and devotion which Phil carries 
not just into class office, but into every phase 
of cadet life. Phil never stops putting forth his 
best effort, whether it be a wrestling match, 
a one-hundred-yard dash, football game, Ring 
Figure, class meeting, or party. Talented enough 
to write a humanities paper any LA would gladly 
claim, he imparts his knowledge to others, 
especially the children in his Sunday School 

Yet of all the reasons why we respect Phil Shu, 
it is first because he is a man who stands up 
for what he believes. 




William Gregory Robertson 
Lynchburg, Virginia 
Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Captain (Commanding Officer 
First Battalion) 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 
1; Class Historian 3, 2, 1 ; Executive Committee 

3, 2, 1; General Committee 3, 2, 1; Intramural 
Football 4, 1, Basketball 4, Baseball 3, 1; ACS 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; Area Advertising Manager for BOMB 
3; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1; Investment Club 
3, 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 
Detail 3; Outstanding ROTC Cadet Award 3, 2. 

The Class of '65 can boast a true rarity, 
an albino Rat. Creeping from certain dank 
regions of Lynchburg, this Rat did not remain 
anonymous. Setting unprecedented records in 
horizontal lab sessions, he managed to rack up an 
impressivegradeaverageineach of his fouryears. 
He soon showed himself to possess a somewhat 
pleasing personality, as well as a photographic 
memory, and was elected class historian. A 
rather boisterous voice made his cheerful pres- 
ence known to all within the barracks maze. 
Later, a more strident note became evident as 
he entered the jungle of rank-seekers, but he 
emerged as a honcho to nobody's surprise. 

The combination of red face, white hair, and 
blue eyes gave him a patriotic appearance, but 
the real mark of this man was his casualness. 
The Albino became an expert at "dyking" him- 
self his Rat year and continued this habit into 
senior year. Casual also was his conduct during 
his Bermuda vacation where his considerable 
energy was directed towards inducing relaxation. 



John Gilbert Aldous 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Private 2, Corporal 1 ; Cross Country 
4; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Swimming 
4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; 
BOMB 4; Florida Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Susan 1; Cal- 
culus Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Assistant in Civil 
Engineering 1 ; Cadet Assistant in Swimming 1 ; 
FIP 1; Skin Diving Club 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Committee 

"Aldo" is one of those few fortunate cadets 
who came to VMI prepared. His Buick, Honda, 
TV set, scuba gear, and boat have kept him 
ready for any and all emergencies, but having 
all these material things has not kept him from 
being one of the most generous and outgoing 
"Brother Rats" at VMI. His most respected 
asset has been the giving of himself. "Aldo" 
is the type of person who gives his friendship 
to everyone, and expects nothing in return. 

The Air Force, which is John's immediate 
goal after graduation, is certain to benefit from 
his many and varied abilities, as should Susan, 
his even more immediate goal. 

As "Aldo" has shown by his accomplishments 
as one of "Fish" Arnold's boys and by his 
military bearing and determination, he will 
never be satisfied with a second place position. 
Whatever his final goal in life, it is certain that 
he will attain it. We, his friends and classmates, 
wish him the best of luck. We hope that he will 
always remain the fine person we know and 
with whom we have lived. 

Granville Ray Amos 

Culpeper, Virginia 

Civil Engineer; PLC; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 
4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; 
ASCE 3,2, 1. 

Three years ago there came to VMI a future 
marine. He came as a CE, carrying a slide rule 
and a football. This June he leaves carrying 
these same tools, plus a marine Lieutenant's 
bars, a wedding band, and the nickname of the 
"Culpeper Flash." 

Needless to say, in the background there 
has been the "Little Woman" we all know so 
very well. Unlike most of those who deserted 
their beloved, she has remained faithful. 

Thus, Granny's story is also the story of the 
girl in the little red Corvair. 

Granny will long be remembered by those who 
have known him because of his quick smile, 
which usually shows a wide gap for lack of 
teeth, and his amiable attitude to all those he 

Possibly Granny will longest be remembered 
for his ninety-eight-yard touchdown jaunt 
against W&M during his senior year, setting 
a new Southern Conference record— but this 
is not probable. 

Granny is the kind who forms fast, hard 
friendships. He never enforced the system, but 
by his quiet, powerful influence, the system 
was enriched. 

David William Arensdorf 

"Dave," "Smiley" 

Alexandria, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4; Lance Corporal 'A 
Corporal 2; Sergeant 1; Distinguished Militaii 
Student; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Handball 2, 1 ; Intra: 
mural Tennis 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyba; 
2, 1, Cross Country 3, 1, Basketball 2, 1, Wresn 
tling 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Alts, 
Servers 4; Director 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir tj 
Glee Club 4; Property Manager 3; Librarian |] 
Pep Band 4, 3; Drum and Bugle Corps 2; Bugles' 
master 1 ; Cadet Bugler 3, 2, 1 ; VMI Bloodmobil I 
Committee 2, 1. 

In September 1961, a blonde, blue-eyeo 
Germanic-looking prospective cadet walkei 
into Jackson Arch. Dave came to VMI with 
smile that has lasted through four years C 
academic work. He was able to lighten th 
financial burden of his education by a Bugler' 
Scholarship. Dave was an active individue: 
whose outside interests included intramurals 
musical, religious and community activities: 
A more than passing interest in intramura: 
athletics was justified by his athletic ability ii 
a wide range of sports and the Intramural Awari 
he received in his 2nd class year. A man with 
average grades, he demonstrated such a knacl 
for leadership at ROTC Summer Camp tha> 
he was evaluated number one of the 184 cadets: 
in his company. The accompanying Outstanding 
Cadet award helped him realize one of his goals- 
When Dave first came to VMI he had three 
goals; to graduate from VMI, to obtain a regula ; 
army commission, and to marry his high schoo 
sweetheart. Dave has been one of the few 
cadets to keep his girl through four years o 



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Roy Phillip Ash 


Williamsburg, Virginia 

Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 3,2,1; Monogram 
Club; Swimming; Intramural Football; Intra- 
nural Softball; American Chemical Society 4, 2, 
<; Selected to compete for Virginia Military 
nstitute College Bowl Team. 

: Phill came to VMI with chemical formulas in 
is head, books under his arm, and a pencil in 
is hand, prepared to embark upon his college 
areer. Soon after he passed through Jackson 
uch, however, several changes occurred. The 
hemical formulas were replaced with loud barks 
:f push-up instruction, which Phill followed 
arefully and practiced diligently. The books 
'ere replaced with long, weighty objects with 
Jhich Phill spent many Saturday and Wednes- 
day afternoons. Several weeks, scores of miles, 
nd a multitude of belt buckles later, Phill mas- 
ked the push-up and the penalty tour. 
' The world of academics and sports then 
teckoned to Phill, and not in vain. Hour upon 
lour of hard work in the pool was rewarded with 
is getting a varsity monogram in swimming, 
■lany opposing teams were made aware of 
hill's presence during the butterfly event. 
tcademics were never a weakness for Phil!. Not 
inly did he grasp the subject matter of his own 
eld with ease, but he was always eager to 
xtend his knowledge through reading. This is 
erified by the fact that Phill was chosen as a 
emi-finalist in competition for a position on 
Mi's G. E. College Bowl team. 
. Because of these and many other gualifica- 
ons, Phill will certainly succeed in any field of 
ndeavor he wishes to pursue. 


John Wise Ayres II 

Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 2; 
Distinguished Military Student 1; Swimming 4; 
Monogram Club 1; Athletic Trainer 3, 2, 1; 
American Academy of Science; BOMB Adver- 
tising Staff 3; Radio Club; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. 

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Jack arrived 
at VMI on a warm September day in 1961 scared 
and a little apprehensive. Shortly after his 
arrival this fear and apprehension turned to 
galloping horror because he had been introduced 
to the Rat Line. What followed for a while is 
too black to print, but mainly it consisted of a 
mixture of Arnold's swimming sessions, and an 
effort to be as inconspicuous as possible in an 
effort to minimize his participation in RDC 

As a third, he experienced the typical reali- 
zation that the Rat Line was not yet over. Posi- 
tions on the BOMB Staff and as athletic trainer 
consumed most of the time not spent studying, 
or goofing off. Starting in early September, he 
returned for this second class year because of 
fall football practice. This year he saw us nearly 
beat Navy, and he also saw his stars disappear. 

September 1964, found a happy face reporting 
for fall practice: for this was the last year. A 
losing football season and acceptance to Medi- 
cal School climaxed the last year of his captivity. 

ISfel - \8<o5 

John Millard Butler Baillio 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Cross 
Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 
2,1, Cross Country Champion 2; Newman Club 
4, 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society 3; White 
Front Pie Shop 2; Society of Christian Athletes 3. 

The thirteenth of September 1961, not only 
marked a fateful day in the life of John Baillio, 
but also in the long history of our enamored 
stucco fortress. Unable to heed his brother's 
persistent warnings, Bruddy decided to leave 
the harsh and tormenting environment of Virginia 
Beach to embark upon a military education in 
the calm, serene atmosphere of VMI. It should 
take the Institute another one hundred-fifty 
years to recover from this shocking experience. 

Aside from taking justified leave of resurrec- 
tions and managing to alienate the aristocracy 
of barracks, his freshman year was rather un- 
eventful. In his third class year, a lasting friend- 
ship was struck between Bruddy and VMI's 
own amiable little carpenter— all over an in- 
significant little locker. 

Although Bruddy's life at VMI has not always 
been smooth, he has managed to enjoy his 
most unforgettable experience. The class of 
'65 wishes Bruddy the best of everything that 
life has to offer. 



Harry Jerome Bartosik, Jr. 
"Fats," "Ponderosa," "Bart" 
Monessen, Pennsylvania 
Civil Engineer; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant, Echo Company Ex- 
ecutive Officer 1; Distinguished Military Student 
1 ; Intramural Judo 4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces 
Club 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fiqhtinq 

Monessen, Pa. is not shown on most maps, 
but neither is Lexington. This seemed to be the 
place for Bart. It had everything he wanted: 
beautiful girls, great entertainment, lots of ac- 
tivity, and most of all Polish sausages. However, 
on arriving he found the town lacked most of the 
frivolities. Ever since September 13, 1961, Harry's 
been trying to put on weight. He has done a fine 
job. Asa Rat, he quickly joined the Glee Club and 
drank his way into the hearts of all noted bar- 
room singers. When the third class year rolled 
around, we heard Ponderosa singing in the back 
room of the College Inn— standing or otherwise. 
During his sophomore year, he distinguished 
himself six times by being the recipient of the 
"Section Marcher of the Week Award," which, 
in turn, made him eligible for receiving the "PT 
Commander of the Week Award." During 
Minnesota Fats' Second Class year he received 
the "Award" only one time. This was for leading 
his section into a vicious snowball battle outside 
NEB (cost: Clean Sleeves). (He did a lot of 
singing in barracks forthe next month.) Bart has 
always been a Brother Rat in the true sense of 
the word, and he will certainly be one of the best 
tankers ever to come from Pennsylvania. 

Robert Barrington Battista 

APO New York, New York 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Secretary of Executive 
and General Committees 1; Assistant Manager 
Varsity Baseball Team 3; Political Science 
Society 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 2, 1 ; 
Armed Forces Club 1 ; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

On September 13, 1961, Butch entered the 
Virginia Military Institute with one goal in mind. 
This goal, an Air Force career, will begin upon 
his graduation from VMI. He has spent the last 
four years preparing himself for the task ahead. 
Barry has a very good academic record as well 
as an excellent military record. 

Even though he has studied very hard, Butch 
has not missed the social aspects of VMI. Barry 
attributes his exceptional luck with blind dates 
to the military rank he has held. 

Since his Ratyear, Butch has been an important 
factor in many school clubs and organizations. 
This past year he was the president of the Sun- 
day thru Friday TV Club. His engineering feats 
have never been surpassed. No one will ever 
replace Butch as VMI's own "Recreation Room 
Electrician." "Sky Fang" (another of Butch's 
nicknames) has excelled in the Flight Instruction 
Program at VMI. After only three trips up in the 
little civilian trainer, Butch felt he was ready for 
his solo. Upon being asked if he was nervous, 
Butch replied that there was nothing to it. 
Actually he was disappointed because it wasn't 
quite like "12 O'Clock High." 

Fred Albert Bell III 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Biology; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 
Supply Sergeant 1; Intramural Football, So 
ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Tennis 3, 2, ] 
Volleyball 3, 2, 1, Handball 2, 1 ; Virginia Acader- 
of Science 3, 2; BOMB Staff 3; Tidewater CIH 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Hop and Floor Committee 3, 2, 1 ; Glii 
Club 3, 2, 1; Club 165; Salute Detail 2; HigU 
landers 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. 

On the thirteenth day of September in 1981 
there entered into VMI's ivy-covered clutch 1 
certain composite cadet. This certain Rat po< 
sessed the energy of a turtle, the slyness of a fc' 
the stories of a fabler, and the brains of a witlin ' 
and when he wanted something it was usual 
food, a deck of cards, an "easier way," or Ma 
Jane. Fred Bell III had arrived! 

This was four years ago, but, during his stc '■ 
at VMI, Fred has changed very little, except f< 
the loss of hair on his head. Life for "Baldy" ha 
been a series of ups and downs here at th 
Institute- up from his bed, down to the PX, u 
from the PX, and back down in his bed. 

Although Fred has spent much of his cade 
ship in his beloved hay, he has also made a nam 
for himself in other respects. He has manage 
to squeeze good grades out of Doc Carroll an 
his cohorts. He has found time to shine hi 
shoes (via his trusty spray shine), and has con 
sequently worn stripes on his sleeves since h 
was a third classman. He has been a membe 
of the Hop Committee, Glee Club, and has bee 
a member of "The Highlanders." Fred has evei 
found enough time to participate on most 
Charlie Company's intramural teams, indulgini 
in such rigorous sports as ping-pong. His favor 
ite sport, however, must be classed as football. 



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Richard Levin Belt II 


Bellair, Ohio 

:ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 
tergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; 
kSCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4; Fire 
■ ighters 3, 2; Rangers 2; Okinawa Club 3, 2, 1. 

Being totally unaware of what he was getting 
ito, Rick peered through the arch with dismay 
nd plenty of apprehension— but not for long, 
wo pairs of size eleven socks were on the way. 
i Rick, who always took the military to heart, 
laced great emphasis on the military aspects 
f the VMI life. Except for minor failings— "Mr. 
: elt, how could you forget your belt?"— Rick 

as always the "go-getter," getting five extra 
lours of drill in each week. For this extra effort, 
2 came within one point of being awarded a 
,'ar's vacation. 
.After his Rat year, he settled down to the 

ore important aspects of VMI life. His studies 
ecame his number one interest. He became a 
.udent on a ten and one- half month a year basis. 

Now that the long hard struggle is coming to 

close, Rick sees a life in the military in his 


Thomas Crowell Bethune, Jr. 

"TC," "Beach," "Papa Tee Chee" 

Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2. 1; 
Intramural Football 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; BOMB 
Staff 4, 3; Swine Bowl 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1 ; 
Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Within a few short months, "TC's" attitude 
toward the army, and the Institute, had become 
clear, and he has spent four years trying to 
achieve his goal— to get out! And now gradua- 
tion is here and "TC" is out. 

In the military aspect of VMI life, "TC" has 
progressed steadily. As a private— 4, 3, 2, 1— the 
"Beach" has shown a definite dislike for the 
military, but not so for the finer things in life. 
The girls have been many, and the water has 
flowed like beer, or vice-versa. But so far, the old 
Fox has managed to elude the grasp of his 
pursuers, and is still free and on the prowl. In 
spite of his many trips uptown, or to parts un- 
known, "TC" has managed to keep his grades 
up high enough to make graduating just a matter 
of time. This was accomplished in the face of 
strong opposition. The fact that he was able to 
manage so well in the face of this opposition is 
commendable in itself. 

"TC" will soon be employed and his experi- 
ence at VMI should stand him in good stead. 

Good luck, "TC"! We know that the "Beach" 
will be heard from someday. 

Fred Thomas Bishopp, Jr. 

"Snag," "Fred" 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Private 2, Private 1; Intramural 
Football 4, 3,2,1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3,2,1; 
Intramural Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; 
Cadet Staff Typist 4; Pioneer Investment Club 1 ; 
International Relations Club 1; Photogrammetry 
Society 2; Brookside 2; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; 
Northern Virginia Club 4, 3,2,1; Fire Fighters 2; 
Florida Migration Society 3, 2, 1 . 

Ole "Snag" came through the arch with a 
semi-toothless grin that was soon to make him 
famous. Despite numerous bouts with the RDC 
and trips to the Commandant's office, he still 
remains the smiling lad he was when he entered 

"Chubs" found his Rat year a necessary evil, 
and has been searching for better evils ever 
since. A member of the VMI spring migration 
society, "Snag" spent many an enjoyable eve- 
ning on the sandy beaches of Ft. Lauderdale. 
However, Fred's wings were finally clipped by 
Diane. ..but as he says, "do as I say, not as I do." 

Despite being a member of "Morgan's Mathe- 
matical Manipulators," he has found time to fit 
in a liberal artist's share of horizontal lab. Al- 
ways around when a party was in the offing, 
be it from Alexandria to San Francisco, Freddie 
kept his jovial spirits despite his abnormal share 
of less-than-stellar blind dates. Besides party 
life, a great deal of enjoyment was found in 
intramural sports including peanut butter jar 

Never an advocate of the military, he has re- 
mained a private, for all practical purposes, 
throughout his cadetship. 

v/Al w*6 THWfc 





Colin Byron Blakemore 
"Semi Colon" 

Newport News, Virginia 
Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Cross Country; 
Indoor and Outdoor Track 4; Varsity Cross 
Country 3, 2; Varsity Track 3, 2, 1; Monogram 
Club; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3. 

Four years ago, Colin migrated from the great 
swamps of Tidewater, Virginia to Lexington with 
the idea that life in a military college could not 
be as bad as everyone said it was. After the first 
week in that friendly place, he knew that life was 
not as bad as they said. It was far, far worse! 
It did not take him long to get acquainted with 
every room on the third stoop, and soon he was 
shown the way up the stairs to the RDC. 

Since his Rat year, C. B. has spent most of his 
time either playing with test tubes full of colored 
liquids in the Chemistry building or collecting 
cinders from various tracks across the state. 

As far as girls are concerned, Colin did not 
seem to be interested— except in one named 
Becky. It became a familiar sight to see the two 
of them together at dances, on corps trips and 
at track meets. 

We wish Colin the best of luck in life. With 
his ready smile, and his like of hard work, he will 
achieve everything he sets out to do. We can 
always call him a Brother Rat. 

Edward Lenon Bloxom 

Newport News, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; PLC; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance 
Corporal 3; Intramural Swimming 4, Football 2; 
ASCE 4; Baptist Student Union 4, 3; Ranger 
Program 3, 2; VMI Band 4, 3, 2; Hop and Floor 
Committee 1. 

Backin'61 theworld's most enthusiastic Marine 
entered VMI. Expressing a previous knowledge 
in the art of merry music making, he was com- 
mandeered by Band Company where he spent 
three happy years. At the end of the third year, 
he was unjoyously and unceremoniously trans- 
ferred to the company of Lilliputians. 

While in Band Company and under the in- 
fluence of a counter Viet Cong fighter, he de- 
cided to join the Marine Corps. Like all good 
Marines who naturally have a basic love of the 
sea, he decided to enter the sinking ship of 
matrimony. This one-hundred twenty-four pound 
roaming bundle will long be remembered by 

Bodie Roland Bodenhiem 
Longview, Texas 
Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestli 
4,3,2; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cheerleader 2, 1 ; Monogrt 
Club 1 ; Newman Club; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Gl< 
Club 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2,:' 
Brookside 2. 

Hollywood has Jayne Mansfield, Washingtu 
has Lyndon Johnson, and VMI has Boo 
Bodenhiem. Bodie has made the scene at eve 
girls' school, fraternity, and penalty tour fc" 
mation since he entered VMI. 

This bundle of energy, with his tremendoi: 
personality, has made countless numbers 
friends. He has left more girls behind him th; 
most of us ever met. If politicians had as mai 
connections as Bodie does, they could assu : 
themselves of a permanent tenure of office. ! 

Bodie has the intelligence and personal^ 
to make the most out of life, and you can be su 
that he will end up on the top of the heap. 

The class of 1965 will certainly miss Bodi ' 
He will always be remembered as a swell gu ' 
a good friend, and a true Brother Rat. 



^^^^^^^^^^m -—**^ 

James Orban Borden 
Sewickley, Pa. 
Jivil Engineering; Armor; Lance Corporal 3; 
jwimming 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; 
'itramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, 
iwimming 4, 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 1 : 
ankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

"Jimbo" came to VMI with resolutions of 
,aving a top academic record, sleeves full 
;f stripes and a blank demerit sheet. H-O-W- 
:-V-E-R, resolutions were made to be broken— 
ometimes he passes, his sleeves are clean, 
^d as for demerits— well everybody can't be 

His few athletic achievements came in swim- 
.ling during his freshman and sophomore years, 
hen he earned his numerals and monogram. 
In contrast to this, "Jimbo's" social achieve- 
lents read like his demerit sheet. He seldom 
pent a weekend outside the company of some 
sung lady. Dates to him were like a sporting 
/ent, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose 
Td sometimes you get rained out. 
"Jimbo" gave up the idea of stripes after 
witching companies his second class year, 
lalizing it was useless while rooming with the 

So far "Jimbo" has held his own in the aca- 
;mic ratings. Maybe that's the problem. But 
'erything in "Jimbo's" record isn't as bad as 
e've made it sound. The future is bright and 
II of many opportunities. We're sure "Jimbo" 
ill be ready when the big one comes along. 

Jerry Lee Borries 


Ormond Beach, Florida 

Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, 2, Lance Corpo- 
ral 3, Sergeant 1, Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 3, 2, 1; Club 602, 1. 

White tennis shoes, a fire-engine-red sports 
coat, and three days' growth of beard describe 
who? The one and only German war ace by 
way of Daytona, oops, Ormond Beach, Florida, 
Jerry Lee "Karl, Smallmouth" Borries! This 
small portrait of the number one funny man of 
Club 60 just gives one a fleeting glimpse of the 
type of humor and the pedigree of personality 
which Jerry presents. Always ready with a 
classic answer to everything, Jerry has pursued 
his college education with an eye toward making 
the best out of every adverse situation. 

Karl has been a diligent student, a leader in 
athletics, and a man of military stature, as well 
as a member of Club 60— a small discreet group 
of hell-raisers inhabiting a well-known corner of 
barracks. Jerry, while complaining with the best, 
is the first to realize what the Institute has given 
him after four years: a diploma and a solid 
background in the school of hard knocks. 

We all wish Karl the best of luck! 

Lewis Roy Boynton 

Manassas, Virginia 

English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3. 
Private 2, 1; Rat Baseball 4; Varsity Baseball 
3, 2; Intramural Basketball 4,3,1; Newman Club 
2, 1; PLC USMC 4. 3,2, 1; Charles J. Anderson 
Scholarship, Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1. 

Being the son of a Sgt. Maj. USMC, Lew saw 
a lot of traveling on the east coast, attending 
three different high schools before choosing 
VMI for his alma mater. Here he majored in 
English and minored in the RDC his Rat year. 
Although he was a hard worker in and out of 
the classroom and on the baseball diamond, 
Lew found a little spare time to take advantage 
of some of the fun to be had at VMI. Such things 
as "Happy Hour" in the PX, the CI, and the 
girls' schools in the area are but a few. He was, 
however, considerably slowed down by a certain 
young lady from New Jersey. 

After two long, hot summers in the PLC 
program at Quantico, Virginia, he will receive 
his commission in the Marine Corps. After 
that, law school is a possibility, but no matter 
what career he chooses, in the military or the 
business world, we know his determination and 
character will bring him success. 

W ^AS TrttRE 

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Clyde Wesley Bragg, Jr. 

"The Camel" 

Richmond, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Indoor 
Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Mono- 
gram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; 
IEEE 2; Richmond Club 4, 3,2, 1; Cadet Rec- 
reation Committee 2, 1, 

In the fall of '61, Clyde entered Lexington with 
dreams of going to college. As he and his 
Brother Rats soon found out, these four years 
were to be different. 

His Rat year passed without much eventful 
happening, and pretty soon Clyde returned to 
confront the electrical engineering department 
in earnest. In the midst of the long, dry year of 
'62-'63, a certain young lady from Madison began 
to exert a rather strong influence on Clyde's 
life. After a summer at RPI, to see what civilian 
life was like, Clyde made up his mind that these 
last two years would be spent traveling to Har- 
risonburg, and perfecting his ability to goof off. 
Both were extremely successful and, that 
summer before his first class year, Ruth tied 
the twelfth loop in the hangman's noose. The 
last year was spent earnestly watching the days 
go down from 270, as June 13th approached. 

At graduation Clyde leaves VMI for a two- 
month visit on the Outside, before the thirteenth 
loop is completed, and he is ready to resume 
life with a permanent OC. 

Henry Hester Brant 


Marion, Virginia 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; 
Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1 ; 
Wrestling 3, 2, 1 ; Tennis 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 
2, 1; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring 
Figure Committee 2; Class Party Chairman 2; 
Flight Instruction Program 1; Blockrunners 
Club 2. 

In room 164 near salley port lives one of the 
most popular members of the first class. Al- 
though he has enjoyed many nicknames, he is 
known to his friends as Henri. 

The trip from room 448 to 164 has been long 
and interesting for Henri. During our Rat year, 
his "purple Jesus" became famous on the 
fourth stoop. In his third class year, he was the 
"master planner" of 368. Everyone remembers 
his many rope tricks as a second, and this year 
he became the "merchant" of the first stoop. 

He was a constant dater his first three years 
at the Institute, but 1964 finds all of Henry's 
time occupied by the two small letters "DD." 

Carrying the "A" Company guidon, Henry is 
the first man on the field at all Virginia Military 
Institute parades. As a member of the Ring 
Committee, he did a great job organizing the 
fabulous Ring Figure party in Roanoke. An avid 
supporter of all sports and social functions at 
the Institute, Henry is one of the chief exponents 
of our class. 

The best of everything to a great Brother Rat 
and a great guy. 


Jan Carroll Brueckmann 


Berlin, Maryland 

English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguish^ 
Military Student 1; Intramural Ping-Pong 
Horizontal Lab Society 4, 3, 2, 1; ICC For 
Letters; Early Episcopal Church Detail; Ocee 
City Snowman's Assn.; Washington, D. C. Clu^ 

The Ocean City Flash made his unspectaculu 
entrance into VMI on that well-rememberer! 
September in 1961. He soon became known E 1 
the dyke of that notorious and popular individu l 
known as "Semox." Although he didn't w : ; 
any laurels as a Rat, he emerged with at lea:: 
one part of his anatomy tougher than the res! 
and a nickname that stuck with him througho. 
his cadetship. 

As a Third, his academic record was improve 
by virtue of his Fine Arts labs, Horizontal lab: 
and Mail-room checks. As a teller of tales, 9 
fascinated his scientific roommates with storis 
of speed trips on back roads in hot-rod car: 
The best thing that ever happened to this citizer ' 
soldier occurred during his second class ye; 
at Mid- winters hops in the form of a dark-haireii 
blue-eyed beauty from Washington, D. C. wh 
soon had him in tow. 

Despite frequent weekend excursions to D. O'- 
he finished third in his platoon at summer came 
which earned him a DMS rating. Though H 
thought that rank was nice, no gold ever cam: 
his way as a cadet. At Christmas this year, hi' 
engagement to that Washington beauty mad: 
his life complete. The "Mox" will be re> 
membered by his Brother Rats for his goo 
humor, generosity, saddled hats, and weird des' 

Withers Anderson Burress 


New Market, Virginia 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; 
ntramural Ping-Pong 1; Lutheran Club 4; Civil 
War Round Table 3; Alumnus 3, 2, 1; Archers 
^lub Chairman 2, 1 . 

Whiz, one of the original New Market cadets, 
came to us in our sophomore year, took his 
■"irst Class privileges, and quickly became a 
oy and delight to the entire Class of '65. One of 
A/hiz's Rat instructors, T. J. Jackson, said to 
A/hiz, "You may be whatever you resolve to 
i>e." Whiz has taken him up on it, being a good 
:ard player, bird hunter, archer, golfer, and 
itudent. (When he puts his mind to it.) 

Many of Whiz's escapades are legendary, 
"he rockets in the rooms and across the court- 
ard, the mysterious dead birds in the back of 
he chemistry building, his participation in the 
falloween take-over of barracks, all exemplify 
A/hiz's well-rounded character. There is always 
he tempering influence of one Sandra, who is a 
egular visitor to the Institute and one with an 
mderstandably great influence on Whiz. 
; There is a serious side to counter-balance 
A/hiz's humorous side. Under all the conniving 
here lies a good mind, capable of deep thought, 
ind a studious presentment. He is quick to 
emember a small incident, whether to enter it 
in a test paper, or use it to joke with someone. 

We all will miss Whiz, but, to be sure, he can be 
ound on the golf course in the summer and the 
i/oods in the winter. Uncle Jack, Uncle Charlie, 
Jncle Pinky, and Father Bill can all be proud of 
Vithers as he keeps the name of Burress as- 
ociated with Virginia Military Institute in the 
inest traditions. 

Joseph Edward Bush 
"Joe Snake" 
Roanoke, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 
Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; 
Honor Court 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-captain 1 ; 
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Basketball 4; Monogram Club 
3, 2, 1, Sec.-Treas. 2, President 1; Intramural 
Basketball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Athletic 
Council Representative 2, 1; Club "60" 2, 1; 
Roanoke Club 2, 1 ; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3. 

Not being able to contain himself until the day 
of matriculation, Joe arrived at VMI fourteen 
days ahead of schedule. Chuckling Charlie 
quickly took the William Fleming star under his 
command and bred him for the "Lineman of the 
Game" award at the Virginia Tech game. From 
this breeding ground, Joe worked his way to a 
starting birth with Coach McKenna's Keydets 
for the next three years and was co-captain his 
first class year. 

That number "88" seemed to attract many 
fair young maidens from near and far — as did 
number "6" during baseball season. Ole Joe 
has always been a real lady's man during the 
fall and spring. 

It has been during Joe's free time that he ac- 
quired the nickname "Snake"— many a friend 
has fallen by the wayside because Josie didn't 
know how to fight them off. Joe doesn't "snake" 
on purpose — the girls just won't let him alone. 
As a member of Club "60" Josie has made many 
a trip to the "Sugar Shack" to work on his AB 

The "great white pike" also gained military 
honors along with academic achievements 
during his four years. 

William Baldwin Bynum 

"Froggy," "Bear" 
Nassawadox, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football 
4; Football 3; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Outdoor 
Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia 
Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 
2, 1 ; Maxwell Scholarship 4, 3, 2; Tidewater Club 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Apartment Club 2; White Front Bakery 

Once upon a time, there lived a great big bull- 
frog on a great big lily pad called the Eastern 
Shore. Time came for the froggy to leave his 
lily pad, and to go to college. Two strokes and 
three hops later, VMI got its first look at the 
world's largest amphibian. It has never re- 
covered from the shock. 

While at VMI, Bill has distinguished himself 
in several fields, most of which cannot be 
mentioned within these pure pages, but who 
could ever forget Club 48's best bartender or the 
White Front's most congenial host? Bill has 
compiled an academic record which few of 
us can match. This can be attributed to his 
immense powers of concentration and strong 
sense of responsibility. 

While on an excursion back to the home pond 
of the Chesapeake Bay one summer, Mr. Frog 
found the fair young damsel whom we are sure 
will some day be Mrs. Frog. Alas, all of his 
world travels were in vain, for he met his match 
in his own backyard. 

He swears that his future plans are uncertain, 
except for Mary Sue, that is. Whatever they may 
be, his Brother Rats wish him tons of luck and 
millions of little tadpoles. 

V/*V Uf THERf 


Duncan McClintic Byrd, Jr. 

"Joe," "Ponda Grossa" 

Warm Springs, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Intramural Football 4, 1, Softball 4, 2, 1 ; ASCE 
3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Gim 
Company 3; Club 255 2; Skid Row 1. 

Joe "Ponda Grossa" Byrd came from, what 
you might call, just over the hill. He was the 
second in line of the Byrd clan to come to this 
hallowed hall, and you might think he would 
have known better. Joe no sooner got here than 
he began to wonder, as we all did, what in the 
hell he was doing here. But Joe was convinced 
by many that this was the life for him. 

Pondo's Rat year passed rather uneventfully. 
Being a quiet, shy guy who made his share of 
mistakes and worked hard, he came through 
with flying colors (rebel colors). It is hard to 
forget Joe as a third. We all remember "one- 
step-half-step" crutching his way to class with 
his books tucked neatly in his homemade 
satchel. The many months on pledge and 
crutches convinced Joe that the evils of drink 
were the ruination of man— until he moved one 
stoop down and into the immortal walls of 255. 
The trash chute will never be the same. Party 
time came to VMI at last. All the tales of night 
life were finally coming true, especially in 255. 
Academics never bothered Joe and neither 
did girls. Joe made academics look easy, and 
Linda always seemed to know how to handle 
the "Warm Springs Flash." 

Joe has never lost sight of his objectives. 
He'll have his diploma, his girl, and a future. 
We will all agree as time goes by that Joe Byrd, 
our Brother Rat, has been a credit to our class 
and to the Institute. 

David Walter Bywaters II 


Dallas, Texas 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, 
Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; 
Rat Football 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1 , Base- 
ball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 
4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 3, 2- 
Texas Club 4,3, 2, 1. 

The "Smallest Texan" entered VMI on that 
September afternoon in 1961. It was really an 
anticlimax to him after spending the two previous 
weeks at early "rat" football. After learning 
how to march, late in November, Dave finished 
his "rat" year with an expert knowledge of the 
military system— keep hidden, and maybe no- 
body will notice your mistakes. 

During his third class year, David was one of 
the few true third class privates in Delta Com- 
pany. It was a shame to see him change into a 
military man. No one would have ever thought 
that his shoes really could be shined. Anyway, 
that transition occurred at the end of his third 
class year. 

David's second class year was one of a digni- 
fied corporal. Excluding the Richmond Corps 
Trip, Turkey Day, general permit at the College 
Inn, and a few more, David was that omnipotent 
second class ranker. As luck would have it, 
Dave studied the right things and ended up with 
the long end of the stick in the biology depart- 
ment. Susie, Sherrie, "Mouse," and Pattie were 
so proud of his grades that he was left without 
a date for "Finals." 

Good luck, Dave! 

Raymond Archie Carpenter, Jr. 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 
History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Disciplina ; 
Committee 1; Intramural Football 3, Basketbi 
3; ASCE 4, 3; VMI Cadet Feature Editor 2, 
Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Civil War Round Tabi 1 
Vice President 4, 2, President 3, 1; VMI Rec 
mental Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; VMI Commanders 2," 
New Market Re-enactment 2; Armed Forced 
Club 4, 3; Trouble 4, 3, 2, 1. 

From illegal raids on the battlefield parks 
Fredericksburg, to similar ones at The Hill • 
Science came our Ray. One of the most nr> 
torious of these raids stems from his capaci ' 
as star drummer for the Commanders. It seen- 1 
that a certain West Point Captain saw fit I 
inspect a rather damp busload of said Corr 
manders in which our hero was included. 

Always ready for anything, Ray spent on' 
happy but hungry summer dwelling in Richmon ' 
and the spring furloughs in Ft. Lauderdale 
Though he succeeded in staying away from th ' 
law, it might be noted that he continually foun 
himself, unexplainably, in the position of havin ' 
too many dates for the same night. 

As a first classman he was the Band Compan 
representative to the RDC. We might adn ; 
that this was also true of his Rat year. He ha: 1 
three other notable attributes: (1) he is a 
War buff and gun collector; (2) he is a membe 
of the Four Year Privates Club; and (3) he is an 
all-around good guy . . . 



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William Heath Cather, Jr. 


Birmingham, Alabama 

listory; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basket- 
,all 4; Varsity Basketball 3, 2, 1; Basketball; 
ootball; Tennis; Political Science Society 2, 1; 
iternational Relations Club 2, 1; Civil War 
[lound Table 3; Pioneer Investment Club 2, 1. 

In 1961 "Hayseed" came to us straight from 
ie iron ore mines of Birmingham with the red 
lay still between his toes. He quickly adapted 
3 the history curriculum, being the only au- 
lority on George Wallace in the department. 

As a Rat, Bill and his comrades spent many a 
.ight keeping the thirds out of their room after 
aps, and then if things got a little dull there was 
Iways playtime in room 412. During his third 
lass year the G. C. finally put a stop to being 
n the fourth stoop after taps. 

During his third class year the inevitable 
appened— Bill and Munger parted and he swore 
lat he would never let it happen to him again, 
or two years he was true to his word, but then 
e learned that the best things come in large 
ackages. At least Lyl can last through Ring 
igure without getting sick. 

■ In all seriousness, Bill is one of those guys 
nat would do anything for a Brother Rat, and 
is memory will linger like a "dream" for many 
2ars to come. 

'f\\ W« THERE 

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Owen Stirling Chambers 

Beaufort, South Carolina 

Electrical Engineering; Platoon Leaders Class; 
Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Regi- 
mental Sergeant Major 1 ; Swimming 4, 3; Track 
4; Intramural Swimming 4, Football 4, Volley- 
ball 2; IEEE 3, 2, Vice Chairman 1; BOMB 4; 
Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2; Timmins Music Society 1 ; 
Hop and Floor Committee Electrician 1; Armed 
Forces Club 2, 1; Tanber 1964 2; Presidential 
Honor Guard 2. 

Belying a Javelin-Body, rangy exterior, the 
Javelin-Body found himself swimming rather 
than running. He managed to survive Superfish's 
aquatic torture chamber for two years and then 
turned his full attention to the mysteries of the 
Electrical Disciplinary Committee. Further 
evidence of his stamina are evidenced by the 
two highly fascinating summers spent under 
the tutelage of those kindly Marine sergeants 
at Quantico. With such an outstanding record 
of endurance, it was with sad eyes that his 
Brother Rats observed his slow but sure demise. 
In the fall of his third class year, a young woman 
began plotting his fall. By means of invidious 
weekends at hops and at D. C, his breath 
began to wheeze like the faithful old Chrysler 
that carried him to his final rendezvous. 

Other difficulties undermined our hero's 
determination. Cast into the barren hills of 
Virginia, there no longer existed the time for 
enjoying the ski slopes of Germany and Italy. 
Instead OS found himself sublimating by writing 
regimental orders full of rare wit. It has been 
this wit, coupled with endurance and efficiency, 
that has enabled him to find solace in Paul's 
rather than the beer halls of Munich. 

Irving Lee Chapman III 


Norfolk, Virginia 

English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Honor Court 2, Presi- 
dent 1 ; Track 4; Intramural Handball 2, 1 ; BOMB 
Staff 4, 3; Pioneer Investment Club 2, 1; Ring 
Committee; Ring Figure Chairman; International 
Relations Club 4, 3; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Flo-jo 2. 

Here's a boy that you wish there were a lot 
more of in barracks. His time has not been his 
own and there are few of us who don't owe him 
our thanks. As chairman of the Ring Committee 
he gave us one of the two most waited for 
weekends in our four years at VMI. He did a job 
that will be hard to surpass. He represented 
the class on the Honor Court our second class 
year, and our final year he was accorded what 
some think is the highest honor at VMI, Presi- 
dent of the Honor Court. 

Lee's extracurricular activities have pretty 
well confined him to the Staunton-Lexington- 
Charlottesville area, but for obviously adequate 
reasons. Though often distracted by this activ- 
ity, his grades would never show it as he has 
constantly been near the top in the English 

His plans for the future are the Army, then 
graduate school in Business. He'll do well in 
both, and nothing need be said for his later 


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Wayne Douglas Chiles 

Richmond, Virginia 

Mathematics B.S.; Artillery; Private4,3, Corporal 

2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 

3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Honor 
Court 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Basketball 

4, 3, 2,1; Softball 3, 2,1, Tennis 2,1 ; Mathematics 
Club, President 1; Salute Detail 2,1; Fire Fighting 
Detail 3, 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; Club 165; 
Charter member of the Magnificent Seven. 

Little did his Brother Rats suspect that good 
ole Chiles, W.D., along with 6 other disciples 
of the "More Fun On Hop Weekends and other 
VMI Activities through the Consumption of 
Stimulating Organic Fluids Committee," would 
turn out to be a hypocrite. However, as the long, 
cold, dry winter of '62 set in, there was little 
doubt that the latter would be the case. For not 
a single Brother Rat had any antifreeze for his 
own personal radiator. 

After the spring thaw, however, many of his 
Brother Rats realized that Wayne was not really 
such a bad guy after all, and they even began 
talking to him. In fact, they soon elected him to 
be a "second class spook." When one considers 
that the end of the year found him wearing stars, 
'62 could not have been all bad for good ole 
Brother Rat Chiles. 

Now Wayne, being the diligent person he is, 
was not content with being a "second class 
spook" and he decided to pass the following 
year and become a regular first class "haunting- 
hound." In the meantime, Cadet Chiles, al- 
though a staunch Artillery man as far as M.S. 
was concerned, was also known to be an avid 
armor man. 

Alton Andrew Clark 

Ellicott City, Maryland 

Civil Engineering; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military 
Studentl ; Swimming 1 ; ASCE4,3,2, 1 ; Northern 
Virginia Club 4, 3, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; 
Fire Fighting 3, 1 ; Tankers Platoon 1. 

"Gunner— shot— 2,000— traverse right— steady- 
on." These words and similar fire commands 
are what everyone thinks of when they think of 
old TC himself, Andy Clark. No matter where 
Andy was — from his dreamland visions of 
leading the third Armor Division into Moscow 
to the second class sins— you always knew 
Andy was right on target. 

Andy came to the VMI from the land of white 
porch steps, National Beer, and the most famous 
block in the world in order to become the 
Chief of Staff and to do a little Civil Engineering 
as an extracurricular activity. Andy has shown 
his perseverance by sticking to his guns. 

The Baltimore buzzard has been a devoted 
buddy to all of those whom he knew and always 
had a smile for everyone, except the brigade of 
instructors in Math 211, and the ROTC instruc- 
tors who gave him pop quizzes. 

Andy is approaching the realization of attain- 
ing two of the three big goals he had set for 
himself: becoming a VMI alumnus and a regular 
army officer. His third dream— changing the 
name of the Baltimore Orioles to the Baltimore 
Rangers— is still a long way off. 

Best of luck to you, Brother Rat. Remember 
that all of those who know you would be proud 
to serve with a true friend and Brother Rat! 

Frederic Worth Cochran 


Suffern, New York 

Mathematics B.S.; Artillery; Private 4, Lan ; 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Footbc 
Inramural Football; Volleyball; Math Club 2, 

From the northern confines of Mahwah, Nfi 
Jersey, came the southern accented Yanke, 
Fred arrived at the VMI "country club" with af I 
set of golf clubs and a twinkling eye. Finding | 
need for the golf clubs, he sent them home. Fm 
remained and pledged himself to be a cadi 
leading a life of ease. As much as possibjj 
Fred has continued to be the Southern Gentl 
man of ease from the North. Finding no reasc 
to restrict himself to any one girl, Fred play* 
life and love as freely as any cadet could expe 
to do. 

Fred has always been available for help to ai 
of his Brother Rats and fellow Cadets. Morethi; 
once, Fred has insured the safety of one or mo 
of his Brother Rats on a Saturday night or after 
party such as was held in the Pine Room. 

No man likes to wander all his life and Fre' 
too, decided (or had decided for him) to sett i 
down. A cute blonde named Jeanne has final -i 
netted Fred, and he has resolved himself to I 
quiet life of domestic bliss upon graduation. 

Whatever Fred should happen to decide on a 
a lifetime career will be that at which he can woi 
with a sense of enjoyment. Hail, Brother Rat an 
the best of everything to you and Jeanne! 




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John William Cocke 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

3iology; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural 
Volleyball 3; Football 3, 2; Virginia Academy 
of Science 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

< Coming to VMI, John Cocke already had quite 
3 lot to live up to! "Lover Boy" and "Snowman" 
Were quite appropriate names for ole John 
during his first two years. Just ask Sandra, 
Sarbara, Charlanne, Norma, Sheila, Martha, Pat, 
or Charlotte. But then came the summer of 1963 
md Miss "They said it couldn't be done." No 
one really believed this was "the one," but Joan 
nas stood the test of time and is now wearing 
hat forever sacred diamond. 
' His Rat year John was known as the "Smiling 
3at," but, after all, has there ever been a Lynch- 
burg rat that really strained? In the military, 
John found a place among the true four-year 
orivates and is quite proud of it. Academically, 
John has made a name of being willing to keep 
ight on plugging, no matter how great the odds. 
Johnny will always be remembered for his 
inique personally autographed pictures, and 
lis ever present "sweet nothings" floating 
hrough the evening air as he studied in his 

■ To all his Brother Rats, John's name will 
ilways be one of a fine friend and a true Brother 
<at. So we bid farewell, wishing Joan and John 
i future filled with the best of all that's good 
ind success in their every endeavor. 

Duane Lowell Conques 


Fairfax, Virginia 

History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 

2, Lieutenant 1; Football 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 1, 
Volleyball 1; Northern Virginia Club, Treasurer 

3, President 2, 1 ; Washington Bus 1. 

An Air Force brat left "God's country" ex- 
pecting to last only a few weeks at VMI because 
of the many horrible tales heard a bout the prison 
on the hill, but Alumni Hall is all that remains 
to be conquered before the world gets its turn. 

A lover of Northern Virginia, he was always 
plotting a trip to Fairfax or telling his Brother 
Rats how great the girls and football were there. 
Duane's affection for his hometown and his 
interest in the people of the area resulted in his 
becoming the head of the most distinguished 
organization in barracks. As president of the 
Northern Virginia Club, he spent many hours 
organizing such famous parties as the 1963 
Christmas party remembered for its collection 
hats and "chances on a fifth." 

We are sure that, when he looks back on his 
years at VMI, the most pleasant memories will 
be his experiences with the "Hi-Fi" nine. The 
southern trips, the rube-calling, the chubbette 
candy bars and oranges, and his constant 
enemies— the umpires— all contribute to three 
wonderful seasons. 

Duane is prepared for his venture into the 
service, and he may make it a career. Whether 
in Air Force blue, or in civilian life, he should 
give a good account of himself. 

Jack Carlton Cook 

Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 
2, First Sergeant 1; Swimming 4; Tennis 4; 
Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, Tennis 
2, 1, Softball 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 
4, 3, 2; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Hop Committee 
1; Floor Committee 3, 2; Richmond Club 4,3,2,1. 

When Jack came to VMI, he was totally un- 
aware of what he was getting into. He soon 
found out what life at the Institute was like. 
Coming from a military high school, Jack de- 
cided to be an "MS" major rather than an aca- 
demic major. So he set out to become a leader, 
but not the type he wanted to be. Jack led the 
assault of the troops on summer school. His 
undying efforts in military endeavors caused 
him to be rather "deficient" in academic credits. 

After a few bouts with summer school, Jack 
made it to his First Class year. He came back 
on Cadre to start the year off right. During the 
year, he managed to take weekends, go to hops, 
get a job, goof off, get his room flooded, get 
engaged, and still find time to make decent 

Best of luck in the future to both you and 
Ethel Marie. We are sure that the future will be 
wonderful for both of you. 

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John Calvin Craddock 


Alexandria, Virginia 

Civil Engineer; Armor; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance 
Corporal 3; Rat Track 4; Rat Cross Country 4; 
Varsity Track 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; 
Intramural Basketball 4, Football 4, 3; ASCE 
3, 2, 1 ; Advertising Staff Ring Figure Magazine; 
Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 
1 ; Commandant's Paper Boy Club 3; Armed 
Forces Club 4, 3; Cadet Waiter 1. 

Some people say VMI builds character, that 
the Rat Line builds character, the G.C. & E.C. 
build character, and confinement and P.T.'s 
build character! John is still looking for his 

During his Rat year, John looked highand low 
for his character, taking trips on the E.C. and 
G.C. rockets, and marching P.T.'s back and 
forth in front of barracks! He even looked up- 
town after taps for his character!! 

He almost found it his third class year after 
hearing that you could build character by helping 
others. It seems that the Commandant was 
having troubles with newspaper service. So, 
John and a tew of his Brother Rats decided to 
help him out. They brought him six months of 
back issues ... in one night!!! However, this 
didn't work for he failed to get the character 
recognition he needed! 

So.ontobiggerthings. He spent three months 
as a slash corporal but, again, this wasn't the 
answer, and he's been a buck private ever since 
—still looking! 

William McAvoy Cranford 


Arlington, Virginia 

Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Rat Social Committee 3, 2; 
Gymnastics 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Volleyball 3; Scuba 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Florida Migration Society 2, 1; 
VAS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Armed Forces Club 1; International Relations 
Club 1. 

Here we are at the last minute, as usual, trying 
to grind out a record of Mac's last three years 
at VMI. There istheusual introductory sentence 
about coming through the arch on the 13th of 
September, 1961, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. 
Face it, boys, we're writing about an unusual 
character and we will have to do it in a way that 

He has had his share of class parties, club 
parties from Florida, to Richmond, to Washing- 
ton, and he has never failed to show up the 
morning after trying to find out if he had a good 
time the night before, as is the case with many 
of us. Mac is inclined toward the good life. 
Unfortunately, a number of summer schools 
has been the necessary price paid. 

Frustrating bouts with visions of military 
grandeur have to be included in Mac's history, 
yet as a first classman, Mac has displayed the 
vintage attitude of the old corps first. He has 
settled forthree stripes near his cuff. 

Since Cloud spends most of his time off in 
the air, it was logical for him to join the VMI 
circus — the gymnastic team. Mingled with Biol- 
ogy labs, there was enough time for him to 
hold down a part time job as special consultant 
to the barracks representative for scaly mattress 

Paul Edwin Crawford 
Ashland, Kentucky 

History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal !. 
Sergeant 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, Volleyba 
4,3, Basketball 4, 3,1. 

Paul came from the hills of Kentucky to joi 1 
the force of the citizen soldier as an electricf 
engineer and a regular Air Force officer. H-< 
quickly learned that E. E. was more than screwing 
in a light bulb; therefore, before he threw o™ 
switch, he switched to history. He soon dis i; 
covered that the planes of the U. S. were lacking 
the sufficient power to haul tremendous bulk • 
(Paul's address book), but that the Navy ha< ; 
tremendous hauling capabilities, hence Pau 
pulled his second switch unbeknown to the Ai 
Science Department. 

His four years were filled with discoveries 1 
His most prevalent discovery was that of the wil I 
ways of women. Using the methods of trial anc: 
error and extensive testing, he has finally fount, 
the right one. 

Paul will long be remembered as the "Ra 
in fatigues" and "the Rat in the balcony of the 
State Theatre." Through these and the annua. 
January to June crises, Paul emerged in trueil 
"Kentucky Colonel" fashion. 

When Paul receives his diploma and drives- 
away in his new Malibu, VMI will be losing i 
favorite son, but the world will be receiving afinc 
citizen soldier. 



Frank Edward Crawley III 


Richmond, Virginia 

°hysics; Air Force; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Cor- 
ooral 3; AIP 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3; Cadet 
;anteen 4, 3, 2, 1. 

If it hadn't been for Jeffrey Oop's inspiring 
iiscourse on Virginia Military Institute at a Rich- 
mond Recruiting Rally, we might not have been 
privileged with Frankie as a "Brother Rat." 

After considering Duke and North Carolina 
State, he decided to pursue his physics career in 
i more sedate manner. 

, His first year was uneventful, but this only 
.tdded to his already rising potential. Torn be- 
ween "being a neat guy and believing in the 
..ystem," he chose the former and finally made 
lis reputation at the third class party. 
, After a trip to Southern Seminary, Frankie 
ound that he could be as tall as he wanted to be. 
Jesides a Semmite, Frankie has seen a bit of 
Madison and Long wood gals. Attheendof each 
veekend with one of his current flames, our good 
>uddy would turn on a Johnny Mathis Album, 
:limb into a warm rack, and plan the wedding 
:eremony. He is now an expert on weddings, 
laving planned so many. 

Being the "hammer and tong" man that he is, 
'rankie's unyielding drive will produce many 
eturns in later life. 

Donald Lloyd Cummings 


Denville, New Jersey 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Supply Sergeant 
1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1; 
Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Re- 
lations Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Baden Powell Society 3; New Market Re-enact- 
ment 2. 

On that sunny September day in 1961, Don 
exchanged the green hills of Morris County for 
the greener hills of Rockbridge County. Like the 
rest of us, he didn't comprehend what his cross- 
ing those hills meant. 

His first year at the Institute was something to 
be noted. In fact, it was a wonder that he ever 
made it to his third class year. Don had one of 
the worst academic experiences imaginable. But 
that tragedy ignited the spark that carried him to 
successontheHillandinthe Stables. By the end 
of his second class year Don stood number ten 
in the History Department. He also earned a 
DMS, and when he returned in September he had 
a saber at his side. 

Whatever the man from Denville does, we can 
be sure that when we meet him again in Alumni 
Hall, his ability to apply himself to any task and to 
produce excellent results will have aided him on 
his way toward success in life. And so, Brother 
Rat, we expect you to use your talents in ad- 
vancing not only the name of the Institute, but 
also yourself. 




Augustine Ivanhoe Dalton, Jr. 


Richmond, Virginia 

Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing 2, 
1; Football 4, 3; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; I.M. 
Grubb Society 3, 2, 1 ; Two-CH Haircut Commit- 
tee 2. 

A mad high school chemist arrived at the Insti- 
tute one September day in the year 1961. In the 
next short four years, Buddy was able to fulfill his 
boyhood dream— a full-fledged member of Colo- 
nel Ritchey's gang. Bud, in his Rat year, was able 
to come up with such academic accomplish- 
ments as the Dalton Theory— not ony did it apply 
to gases, but to any other subject that was at 
hand. With his continual efforts in the lab (third 
and second class) Buddy mastered the art of lab 
technigue. This, the desk tops and ceiling could 
vouch for. Getting older, he opened his mind to 
broader ideas. He proceeded to snow a lily of 
the neighboring fields of Richmond. 

Bud, known for his Brother Rat spirit, was able 
to make many a friend in his short stay at a place 
he considered heaven. He was able to improve 
upon his academic work from year to year. That 
near "B" average will, we are sure, enable Buddy 
to go on to higher education. Augustine Ivanhoe 
Dalton will always be remembered as the mad 
lab technician of the most infamous chemistry 
section to arrive, to study, and to leave the halls 
of Maury-Brooke hall. 


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Thomas Charles Davis 


Jacksonville, Florida 

Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ACS 1; 
Baptist Student Union 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2; 
Fencing Team 2; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Salute Detail 2; 
Fire Fighter 3. 

Nobody exactly knows why Tom left the Uni- 
versityot Floridaand a cuteyoung girl in Jackson- 
ville to come to VMI on that bleak September 
morning in 1962. Tom found life as a third class 
Rat in Section 3KI anything but easy. These 
young chemists expected the utmost of excel- 
lence from the "Rat," and Tom strove to meet 
their demands. After an unexpected haircut his 
second class year, Tom displayed a quality which 
few men would have shown under the circum- 
stances. A quiet, unknown visit to the Com- 
mandant's Office saved many of the Brother Rats 
of '65 from a penalty which would have scalped 
the barbers. Throughout the three years that 
Tom has been here, many obstacles have barri- 
caded the path toward graduation. Tom's good 
nature, his determination and ambition have 
survived the storm. A warm and friendly guy, 
Tom has never turned his back on anybody who 
asked for help. Tom has successfully run the 
gauntlet and finished Colonel Ritchey's Organic 
Course with many of us. To Tom and Judy, for 
whom the wedding bells will toll soon after 
June 13, we wish the best of luck for a successful 
future. May your biggest problems be dirty test 
tubes and baby bottles. 

Robert Hardin Deaderick III 


Richmond, Virginia 

Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, Private 1; Wrestling 2, 1; Intramural 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes 3. 

The Grey Ghost really missed something when 
he played around in the Virginia hills! He should 
have taken lessons from Bob. The state's women 
students have been snowed by this great Con- 
federate gentleman from Richmond and he has 
also managed to score in other respects. 

Beginning his military and academic life at 
the VMI, "Boulder" started the grind in Mathe- 
matics. Finding test tubes prettier than the ex- 
pressions of his instructors, he transferred to 
Chemistry. Becoming interested in many things 
all at once is a rough task. R. H. hit a wide variety 
of events, and he scored well in the outcome. 
Southern Sem brought him a slight deviation 
from the norm when his "Philly" decided to look 
around. On the mats, Bob's studious eye fol- 
lowed the tangled knots of the wrestling team. 
Then, his "waiting experiences" brought forth 
the tragedies of the tray. Throughout this fight 
for knowledge, he has done particularly well. 
Bob has proven himself very talented in all fields, 
but with his real interests in only a few important 
ones: chemistry, politics, and the fair maidens. 
He has made himself an inspiring character who 
is always willing to attempt the impossible, and 
at the same time to show a great amount of under- 
standing. His love for the VMI has been ex- 
pressed in his strong feeling for a good class 
system, a good Rat Line, and, of course, his 
hoarse voice following Cheer Rallies. 

Harvey Lewis Dent, Jr. 


Radford, Virginia 

Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2 
Lieutenant 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ' 
BOMB 3; Band 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Lewis is a biologist, as anybody can tell from 
his nasty old habit acquired from said depart' 
ment. Always one who may be found deep in' 
study, he also has time to "B. S." with the boys J 
Whatever the case, one may find him shroudec| 
in a blue-green haze, thoroughly engrossed in 
whatever he happens to be doing. The blue haze: 
comes from his pipe, as well as the fragrant 
odor which permeates the atmosphere. 

Brother Rat Dent is especially fond of sport 
mostly of the female type. One infers that he is 
most effective in the winter, when the author has; 
heard cries of "snow man." Never one to lack ; 
at least two onthehook (except asaRatwhenhe' 
had only one), and many of us wish we had his 
problem of too many instead of too few. 

Lewis works very hard here at school, and his 
accomplishments show his determination. 
Though studies never came easily, he worked 
diligently, and his greatest determination is to' 
graduate. Once away from school, Lewis will' 
find a goal, and accomplish it, no matter what; 
his philosophy, it only takes a little work. 



Thomas Morrison Dickinson 


Buena Vista, Virginia 

{nglish; Infrantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football 
:; Intramural Football 4,3,2, 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. 

It was a fateful day in 1961, that the metropolis 
if Buena Vista, Virginia, gave up her prodigal 
ion to the fair Institute. From then on, it was 
ftud and VMI. All the way stud . . . VMI . . . 
;tud . . . VMI. Once the score was VMI 2 months 
TommyO.buthe always won the race, sometimes 
i little shaken by the run, but he won. 

Tommy always has liked uniforms; he was 
especially intrigued by those at Virginia Beach. 
He was eagerly embraced by the Paramount 
(angers and will remain agoodfightertotheend. 
fe hasn't let the military interfere with the more 
mportant activities around here— the pursuit of 
he opposite sex, especially a young lady named 
loan. A Zebra, never, but he showed the kind 
if job he could do by coming out well at summer 
amp. For some strange reason, this fact went 
innoticed by the mechanics at the "tool shed" 
ind Tommyisoneoftheboysagainthis year. 
■ Besides this side of Tommy, there is the 
.erious side as shown by the fact that each year 
lis grades have gone up. 

We wish you the best of everything in your 
uture endeavors, and we say it gladly to a great 

William Scott Doane 

Park Forest, Illinois 

Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Color Sergeant 1 ; Intramural Basket- 
ball, Tennis, Volleyball, 4, 3, 2, 1; American Insti- 
tute of Physics 3; Cadet Staff. 

OurBSbuddycomesfromahighschool noted 
for its athletics. However, after being cut from 
the Rat football and basketball teams, Scott 
decided to put aside sports in favor of physics. 
Often he can be seen carrying mountains of 
books over to Mallory Hall where knowledge 
flows in one of his ears and out the other. After 
spending every Wednesday and Saturday of the 
second semester of his Rat year on thewest side 
of barracks, Scottie decided he needed RANK 
to complete his college career; after great per- 
sonal effort he fulfilled his dream and is now a 
spit and polish color sergeant. During his third 
class year, guitar-like sounds could be heard 
in room 309; and now, after two years of practice, 
Scottie almost has"Wildwood Flower"down pat. 
The second class year brought a roommate 
change and Scottie is still trying to keep up with 
his cool roommates, Joe, Alex, and Tom. Along 
with all this glory there had to be a girl. There is, 
and Connie has stood beside Scott and the 
UVa boys very faithfully. All kidding aside. 
Duck has been a great Brother Rat, and we are 
sure that he will be successful in anything he 


am John Donsbach 

Madison, New Jersey 

History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Regimental Supply Sergeant 1; 
Distinguished Military Student; Civil War Round 
Table 3, 1 ; Ranger Unit 2, Commander 1 ; Cadet 
Waiters 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3. 

Since entering VMI, Bill has played the game 
militarily, academically, and socially. Bill never 
had any trouble with the Rat Line; in fact, his 
early character building was so effective that he 
is still one of the few first classmen to outshine 
the Rats. Red and the Pressing Shop are really 
going to miss that 60% of total business contrib- 

During his third class year, besides making 
Dean's List, Bill also initiated his "a new one 
every semester" policy; however, this policy now 
seems to have been discarded. The old cry of 
"Gung ho, Rangers!" has changed to the far more 
interesting "Gungho, Madison!" We are told 
that new interests are far better than repelling 
off cliffs on Sunday afternoons, even though the 
locale is the same. 

Whether he goes RA-Airborne Ranger or into 
the business world, Bill will always apply himself 
with the same diligence and ability that has 
characterized his four years here. 


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Hugh Coleman Dowdy, Jr. 


Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, Sergeant 1; Cross Country Track 4; 
Intramural Football 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2. 

Throughout his cadetship, old "Hugh-A" has 
shown himself to be one of the proverbial good 
guys of the corps. A cadet who has made the 
most of his education, and the least of his mili- 
tary training (though doing well to maintain a 
DMS status), Hugh probably will be journeying 
to dental school this fall. His ability to make a 
joke out of what ordinarily wouldn't be funny has 
been the cause of much mirth around barracks. 
He will certainly be one of our boys who will go 
through life without making a single enemy. Al- 
though he switched academic majors from 
History to Biology after his Rat year, Hugh has 
continued to do extraordinarily well in his 
studies. An avid "Rat Daddy," Hugh started his 
career at VMI with the distinction of being the 
first Rat inhisclasstogouptotheRDC. Here's 
to one of the most fun-loving guys in the corps. 
There should be more like him. I think that there 
is no doubt in the minds of all that he'll be a suc- 
cess in whatever he does. 

Benjamin Claiborne Dyer 


Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural 
Football 2, 1 ; Basketball 2,1; Softball 2, 1 . 

Bennie, as he is known to his fellow class- 
mates, is one member of '65 they are not likely to 

A slow starter at the Institute, he finished 
fast— no one wanted to leave VMI more than 
B. C. Dyer. With graduation in mind, studies 
became foremost in his cadet life. Of course, 
there were the normal distractions attributed to 
the Institute— he found time for straining ses- 
sions with the RDC, and an occasional PT every 
Wednesday and Saturday. The rest of the time 
he spent in class, writing to Tony. 

Ben excelled in sports around the Institute, and 
soon he became the chief exponent of intramural 
activities as he represented B Co. 

Richmond has certainly furnished some fine 
has furnished VMI with Richmond. No citizen 
soldier is more proud of his native state, or more 
ready to vindicate her honor, or to defend her 
rights in every time of deepest peril — which usu- 
ally occurs around the end of the day when the 
Yankees congregate outside 105. Richmond is 
forever the "heart of Dixie." 

With school nearing an end, Ben has plans for 
future study. If everything turns out as expected, 
all the class will have complimentary dental 

We all wish the best for this true one hundred 
per center in future years and his wife-to-be. 

James Gifford Earnest III 


Alexandria, Virginia 

History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestlin . 
4; Intramural Football and Baseball 3; Cade 
Sports Staff 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Scienc . 
3; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; Class Fooi 
Representative 2; Northern Virginia Club 4,3,2,1 ,] 

When "Slick" came down from St. Stephen's 
many people thought that he was in a perpetual 
fog. The tsetse fly that bit him in Japan may bit 
responsible for the fog. His meeting with the bio" 
"O" started bringing him out of the clouds. Tnjl 
cancer room on the fourth stoop was responsible 
for many demerits and penalty tours. These twr: 
facets of military life have plagued Jimmy eve 
since. He once was told that he spent more timi 
in barracks than anybody else. 

Jim's easy-going nature is responsible fo 
many people thinking that he is still in the smog 
But we, who know him well, are aware of Jim! 
my's value as a friend. Nobody could have hac i 
more close calls, and yet give the appearance o 
remaining calm. This quality, that few possess 
has endeared Jimmy to the more elite members: 
of the military ranks. 

J. G. E.'s ability, mixed with his unperturbable, 
nature, will enable him to go far in the Air Force,-: 
or whatever career he chooses. We want to wish I 
him the best of luck, and we know that he will j 
succeed in anything that he does. 

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Larry Preston Egan 
Kingsport, Tennessee 
Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
J rivate 2, Sergeant 1 ; Manager Baseball 3; Intra- 
oral Football 2; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3, 
Photography Editor 2; BOMB 4, Photography 
iditor 1; Ring Figure Magazine Photographer; 
nternational Relations Club 3, 2; Armed Forces 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 3; 
Southwest Virginia Club; After Taps Activity 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; Valentine's Day Decoration Club 2. 

» On the thirteenth of September, 1961, Larry 
igan made the big decision to trade in his bib 
iveralls and to get his first pair of store-bought 
;hoes in preparation for leaving the little rural 

ommunity of Kingsport, Tennessee in order to 
■ pend four years learning about civilization, 
'.arry has come a long way in the past few years, 
ind he is preparing to return to Kingsport to do 
lis share of the "White Man's Burden"— edu- 
cating the unfortunate natives. Starting out as a 

ivil engineer, Larry soon saw the light and 
switched to chemistry, a department that truly 
ooks out for its boys. 

During his third class year, Larry decided to 
;ee how far he could go in the ranking system. 
^s a bucking young Lance Corporal he once 
eceived a written citation for the superior job 
if getting Col. Smith his morning paper. Despite 
he glory of rank, Larry soon realized that aca- 
lemics came first and turned his attention to 
looks, namely calculus books. 

By his second class year, Larry finally realized 
hat there were several schools occupied by 
nembers of the opposite sex. At first he was 
lampered by bashfulness and quaint habits, but 
le quickly mastered the art of being suave. 

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Edward Henry Engle, Jr. 

Clifton Forge, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; PLC; Private4, Lance Corporal 

3, Private 2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic 
Student 3, 2, 1 ; Honor Court; Cross Country 

4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 2, State Champion 3; Outdoor 
and Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, Captain 1 ; Monogram 
Club 3, 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; 
ASCE 4, 3, Vice President 2, President 1 ; John 
Bowie Gray Award 3; Alvin F. Meyer '41 Award 
2; Chicago Tribune AFROTC Award 3. 

Marines, Marines, Marines. To this Rhythmic 
cadence, Cadet Engle, fondly known as "Butch," 
marched through the less than ivy-covered walls 
of Jackson Arch. Even to this day, if one looks 
closely.theEagleand Globe maybe seen tattooed 
on his heart. Butch also wished to excel men- 
tally and physically, as well as in his choice of 
military service. His determined will power and 
natural ability have given him the title of Number 
One Civil Engineer, and an average of which any 
cadet would be proud. Aside from scholarship, 
Butch has applied himself diligently to the de- 
velopment of his physical side. As a member of 
the Rat cross country team, with no previous 
experience, he became one of the most valuable 
assets of Coach Cormack. Though Captain of 
the cross country team his second class year, 
the mile is his favorite, and, as in all things, he 
does well. We all wish Butch the best of luck 
but, knowing him, he will make it on his own, for 
his greatest asset is that he can accomplish any 
mission placed before him. This ability plus his 
genuine friendship make Butch a success wher- 
ever he goes— a man to be reckoned with. 

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Carl Anthony Ennis 


Trumbull, Connecticut 

History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, 
Sergeant 1 ; Dean's List 2; Distinguished Military 
Student 1 ; Intramural Baseball 3, Vollevball 2, 1, 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3; BOMB Staff 4; 
Cadet Staff 2; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Inter- 
national Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Invest- 
ment Club 1 ; Political Science Society 3; Yankee 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighters 2. 1; Brookside 2; 
Florida Migration Society 3, 2, 1. 

On 13 September 1961, the welcoming com- 
mittee was out in force and, needless to say, Carl 
was impressed, but, in spite of this, he was 
determined to stick it out. Carl began working 
diligently to make his presence felt. If one were 
to rummage through the ancient annals of the 
RDC, he would most assuredly find thenameofa 
cadet of dubious exotic origin as one of its most 
frequent visitors. Carl's gains were not all of 
this type. For four years, he has maintained a 
high academic standing in the History curric- 

Although he made his mark in the academic 
world, Carl has not become a dull boy; on the 
contrary, as an upperclassman, he was clever 
enough to maintain his own personal green taxi. 
Frequent forays to UVa, Washington, Rich- 
mond, and his trips to Ft. Lauderdale as a mem- 
ber of the "Spring Migration gang" greatly 
broadened his collegiate life. One Southern 
Connecticut College girl has occupied his 
thoughts for four years. 

Peter Michael Evans 

Mineral Wells, Texas 

History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, First 
Sergeant 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; Basket- 
ball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Handball 2, 1 ; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Volleyball 3, 2; Tennis 1 ; VMI Cadet 4, 1 ; Baden 
Powell Society 3, 2; Glee Club 4, 3, 2. 

When Pete first set eyes on the hallowed halls 
of the Institute, they looked very beautiful with 
their red brick and white columns. Sad to say, 
the taxi did not stop, but continued up the hill to 
those bleak yellow walls. That taxi had an occu- 
pant on his way back down the hill, but Pete did 
return to the joy of all future classes. 

Those first years were memorable ones. His 
folio of songs increased with each band trip. No 
Rat will soon forget room 359 where many a night 
the patter of tiny feet resounded. Certainly 
never to be forgotten is the Lynchburg party fol- 
lowing the second class year. Those sharp 
stones on the highway reminded him for quite a 

Dull would have been the days for Band Com- 
pany without Pete's friendly face and warm greet- 
ing of "Boned, no blouse," but, as many will 
swear deep down in their souls, there is yet hope 
for him. It's back to the Texas plains for Pony, to 
get a little rest. 

The members of '65 wish Pete the best of luck. 

Russell Smith Evans, Jr. 


Hampton, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Intramural Cross Coun- 
try 3, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3; Rangers3; Armed Forces 
Club 2. 

Rusty came to VMI in 1961 with very little notion 
of what he was going to accomplish. Not being a 
great chaser of women, at first, he kept his mind 
on academics and on living an austere life. His 
roommates never failed to chastise him about 
being a Ranger and wearing green fatigues, but, 
with this, perhaps he found one of his great 
interests at VMI. 

The big break for the boy came during Spring 
Vacation of his second class year when he and a 
few other Brother Rats took a big trip to where the 
girls were. Indeed, that seems to have caused 
some changes, and Rusty discovered there was 
something else in the world besides Rangers- 
girls in green fatigues. 

Maybe Rusty knows what he's looking for now. 
Graduation will find him stepping forward into 
the other military world for the next three years, 
if not longer. In any case, Rusty will be remem- 
bered as easy-going and as someone who will 
look back on his four years at VMI without many 

Albert Hugh Ewing III 


Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Bas 
ketbalU; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1 ; Basketball 3 
2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Richmonc 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Huelle, the famous high score champion o< 
the Daytona Spring Olympics, has radiated tfflj 
grandeur of the University of the Moon through-i; 
out the Southern Seaboard. Because of hisi 
amazing luck, both socially and in the battle with; 
the Institute rules, he has become recognizee: 
by his friends as "The Good Luck Kid." 

Throughout the past four years, Slick's extra- 
curricular activities have brought him renowr 
from the byways of Mecca to the Leeways of the 
Shenandoahs. Hugh's love for the big city be-' 
came too much for this mass of Herculean powei 
last year when he decided to venture upon a two- 
months' sabbatical. Hugh, however, became sc 
lonesome for the gilded fortress of Lexington 
and his daily debonaire attire (Fifth Avenue's 
prized bankers' grey) that, to the chagrin of the 
Executive Office, he returned to continue his 
academic endeavors. Hugh's monumental aca- i 
demic achievements have only been equalled by. 
his notorious purge of the first stoop, blossom-, 
ing into the legend of "fang". Hugh's chief goal 
now is beating the odds against graduation. All 
triteness aside, however, we leave Hugh to carry 
on the traditions of the new barracks corner. His 
amiable personality, ready smile, quick wit, and 
many talents should carry him far. 



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Michael Lewis Farrar 
_ "Mike" 

Hot Springs, Virginia 

;ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Golf Team 
,3, 2, Captain 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural 
Handball 2, 1, Basketball 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Hop 
nd Floor Committee 3, 2, Publicity Manager 1. 

On September 13, 1961, Mike came across 
le mountain and through the pass to become a 
tat at VMI. Four years and two summer schools 
ater, that big day is almost here. Although 
iever on the dean's list, Mike has managed to 
ompile a good record in everything he has done, 
rom the handball courts in the winter, to the 
lolf course in the spring, and only to the class- 
oom when absolutely necessary. 

After many trips to the surrounding girls' 
chools and many blind dates, Mike has yet to 
nd that certain someone. This year hasbeen no 
xception with the weekends and the days. How- 
ver, with many years in the future, the right one 
/illsu rely comealongandallwillbe well. 

The future is still a question mark, but whether 
: is with agolfcluborasliderulethefutureholds 
lOthing but success for the young man from 
lot Springs. Best of luck to a fine Brother Rat 
nd a credit to VMI. 

Donald Stephens Faulkner 


Danville, Va. 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Second Battalion Ser- 
geant Major 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; 
Rat Social Committee 2 years; Track 4; Intra- 
mural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; ASCE 
3 years; Religious Council 1; Baptist Student 
Union; Ring Committee. 

Just three short years ago a bright-eyed young 
man from the Dan River Mills area of Virginia 
traded the life of a civilian for that of a VMI citizen 
soldier. This young man was Don (Smiley) 

Don became a member of the Rat track team 
and helped bolster the strength of "D" com- 
pany's intramural teams throughout his years at 
the Institute. He was an active member of the 
Baptist Student Union, eventually becoming its 
president, as well as being chairman of the Rat 
Social Committee. But he did not let these activi- 
ties interfere with his academics or military bear- 
ing as he ranks in the top half of the C.E.'s and 
holds the rank of Second Battalion Sergeant 

But there is one other thing on Don's mind. 
Right, Marion? Many of Don's friends now gladly 
contribute to the Salvation Army and have taken 
a liking to the same tambourine. If Don pursues 
life with the same zest and zeal which he has 
displayed during his cadetship, he is bound to 
attain a great deal of success. We, the Brother 
Rats of the class of '65, wish Don the very best 
of luck throughout his future years. 

Thomas Alan Finn 

McLean, Virginia 

History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Private 2, Corporal, Lieutenant 1; 
Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor 
Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2,1; Intramural 
Swimming 2; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1 , Vice Presi- 
dent 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Inter- 
national Relations Club 3. 

"The Institute will be heard from today" as 
long as there is The Finn who entered these 
hallowed walls with a multitude of goals of which 
women, adventure, and Marines dominate— oh! 
of course, academics. The most apropos anal- 
ogy for Mick is found in the connotation of his 
cognomen. May it be said when one is slipped 
a "mickey finn" he suddenly feels himself thrust 
into another world of vague fantasy, and so it 
is with the Mickey Finn who sets all his acquaint- 
ances into an hilarious spin of unimaginable ad- 
venture. The analogy might be drawn further to 
say that anything could happen with The Finn, 
for he is the soldier of adventure and laughs for 
his Bro' Rats. His humor is side-splitting, yet 
he has been known to be austerely serious as 
witnessed on the second day of his Lauderdale 
trip as he tried to open a refrigerator truck like 
a can of beer with a V W (that wasn't his). 

In the final analysis one must agree that not 
only will the Institute be heard from today, but 
so will Mick, the track star, for the long years to 
come in his climb to assured success over his 
"stacked" goals. 

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John Gunn Fitzgerald 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Football 4, 

3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Mono- 
gram Club 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4 years; Newman Club 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; Civil Engineering Laboratory Assistant 
2, 1. 

In September of 1961 a steel-working stud from 
Pittsburgh blazed through Jackson Arch in a big 
red flash. In four years Rusty has set and broken 
more barracks' records than any other cadet. In 
alternating between the football permit and the 
gim permit, he smashed into the record books 
for missing the most successive military duties 
in his Rat year. The greatest one of all, however, 
was doing the "bird" at the "Candlelight Club" 
for five straight hours with his left leg in a cast. 
As barracks' representative for the "Phi Delts," 
Rusty also established himself as quite a "snow- 
man." In this field he never made it past the "Rat 
Mixer," and Betsy hung around for awhile. After 
were kidnapped from some unsuspecting fellow, 
but none of whom charmed him like Louise. 

A lieutenant in Bravo Co., Rusty has spent 
many hours on the gridiron, while at the same 
time spending many more hours studying in 
NEB. Hehas proven himself to be one of the real 
great guys in the class and has shown only one 
weakness; Rusty would rather eat cookies than 

Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr. 

"C. B." 

Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, 
Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 3; 
Distinguished Military Student 1; Who's Who 
Among Students in American Colleges and 
Universities 1; Paul R. Meyer Award 4; John 
Randolph Tucker Carmichael Award 3; Mono- 
gram Club 1 ; Cadet Trainer 3,2,1; Fencing Club 
3; Intramural Swimming 4, Ping-Pong 1 , Softball 
1 , Wrestling 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 
3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 4; Cadet 4; Pioneer Investment 
Club 2,1; Fire Fighting 3,2,1; Cadet Assistant to 
Psychology Department 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 
1 ; Salute Detail 2; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Some people go to college to acquire an edu- 
cation; some people go to have a good time; and 
there are those who go to VMl. Clifford was one 
of the three hundred fifty-five who made that 
choice in '61. Since then, he has been one of the 
great assets to the class of 1965. 

He started making a name for himself his 
"Rat" year when he finished first in the Biology 
curriculum. In a different field, Cliff esteemed 
himself at the social highlight of the year— Rock- 
bridge County's World's Fair. 

His third class year brought lancer stripes and 
many miserable nights for the "Rats," but his 
love for medicine overshadowed his love for 
stripes, and he soon joined the Athlete's Repair 
Shop while his stripes dropped by the wayside. 

Since his fourth class year, he has been a 
staunch member of the Glee Club making the 
most of all the trips from Atlanta to Buffalo. It 
can be said, without hesitancy, that Cliff has 
made the most of all "good" permits in barracks. 

David George Frantz 

Warren, Pennsylvania 

History; Navy; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Co 
poral 2, Captain 1; Intramural Tennis 2; U. Sj 
Naval Institute 2, 1; BOMB 2; VMl Religiou 
Council, Treasurer 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, I 
Pioneer Investment Club 1; International Relii 
tions Club 1. 

David George Frantz from the small town ci 
Warren, Pennsylvania is an uncommon mas 
among uncommon men. From the very first da; 
at VMl he has paid a great deal of attention to thh 
details of a cadet's life. He is a man of detail an' 
perfection in everything he does; the same ca 
be said of all great leaders. 

After turning down his appointment to th 
Naval Academy, he was sworn in the Naval Re 
serve; he attended two nine-week training ses 
sions at Newport, and come June, will get hi 
Naval Commission. He will serve as a Lin'. 
Officer in the United States Navy, and the Nav 
will be better for it. 

Dave, known here in the deep south as th< 
"Beak," always wanted to go to school in Vir 
ginia. For better or for worse he got in the VM' 
Band; now, he "owns" it. The four stripes hi 
wears on his sleeve as Band Company Command 
er have been very heavy indeed. At times the; 
have made him a lonely man. However, hii 
leadership ability and personality have showr 
through in crisis after crisis to bring the Band ou 
of chaos. 

Dave always gave his all to the books, but h« 
still had time to sing in the Glee Club, write foi 
the BOMB, handle the finances of the Religious 
Council, and engage in the guesswork of the 
Pioneer Investment Club. 





John Walker Frazer, Jr. 


Orange, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cross Country 
:, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1 ; All Southern Conference 2; 
ndoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram 
;ilub 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Softball 2; Flight Instruc- 
ion Program 1; Cadet Waiter 1; Blockrunners 
:iub 2; Assistant Geology Lab Instructor 1. 

: For four years, Jack Frazer has led the kind 
f life that has brought him friendship and deep 
aspect from all who know him. The words 
scholar," "athlete," and "friend" take on a 
pecial meaning in Jack's case, because they 
ill apply. 

When he came to Virginia Military Institute 
,om Orange, Virginia, Jack took a lot of kidding 
bout being a country boy, but when it came to 
jetting track records or having a good time at a 
arty, Jack showed the city boys a thing or two. 

Jack's military career to date has been some- 
what less than spectacular. His sleeves have 
ever been blemished by stripes, and he has 
one his best to live up to the ideal of the private. 
t'e views close-order drill and spit-shined shoes 
j'ith a certain gentlemanly disdain. Neverthe- 
:ss, he turned in a fine record at summer camp 
hd returned to school in good standing his first 
lass year. 

The great interest in Jack's life at the Virginia 
Jilitary Institute, outside of his studies and the 
arties he's always managed to attend, is the 
ackteam. This is evidenced by the fact that he's 
iayed on the permit all year long for four years, 
ye are sure that he has racked up enough rec- 
rds to make up for the headaches he's caused 

oach Cormack. 

Mark Warren Freeburn 

Altoona, Pennsylvania 

History; Infantry; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, 
Supply Sergeant 1 ; Dean's List 2; Cross Country 
4, 3, 2, 1, Indoor track 4, 3, 2, 1, Outdoor Track 
4,3,2, 1 ; Contributing Editor-Cadet. 

As the second member of that trio that came 
into being in Room 303, the "winged foot" Freebs 
can claim to be an athlete of the group. He has 
become a common sight along the roads to 
Goshen and the back trails of W&L; what he has 
failed to make in points, he has achieved in 
regularity and effort. 

In the academic field, Mark has certainly led a 
varied existence. Matriculating as a math major, 
he switched to Biology after the Rat year and to 
History after the third class year. Following the 
last switch, however, he settled down to studying 
and made the Dean's List. Although Mark had 
time and inclination to become F Company's 
"Friendly Supply Sergeant," he has placed an 
increasingly greater emphasis on intellectual 
pursuits; his goal, graduate school, now seems 
to be within grasp. 

Condemned to room on the left side of Bar- 
racks because of his "sly Marxist Grin," Mark will 
always be remembered as a Brother Rat who 
could be counted on when the chips were down. 

Michael Patrick Friski 

Front Royal, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 
Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; 
Distinguished Air Science Student 1 ; Wrestling 
4,3, 1 ; Intramural Football. Basketball, Volleyball, 
Softball; IEEE 2,1; FIP 1 ; Armed Forces Club2, 1. 

Straight out of the wilds of Front Royal came 
the "Walking Hat," one of the greatest military 
minds ever to hit VMI. Although he prepped at 
Randolph-Macon Academy, Mike could not get 
enough of the military, so he decided to try four 
more years of Mickey Mouse. 

Despite devoting most of his time to academ- 
ics, the "Little Wop" managed to enjoy many of 
thefinerthings of VMI life, such as class parties, 
the CI, the pool hall, Susan, and his beloved 

Mike is the possessor of a unique personality, 
a quick wit, and, above all, a tremendous sense of 
humor. These attributes have carried him a long 
way, and will be a definite asset in the future. 

After graduation, Mike plans a career in either 
the Air Force or in electrical engineering. Good 
luck in the future, Mike. We'll see you at all the 
alumni parties. 



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John Jeffrey Gausepohl 

Bloomfield, New Jersey 

Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; Distinguished 
Military Student 1 ; Varsity Baseball 3, 2, 1 ; Var- 
sity Basketball 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; 
Intramural Football 4, 3; ACS; Newman Club 
4,3, 2, 1. 

On the 13th of September 1961 , Jeff showed up 
at the Institute blessed with the fact that he had 
escaped New Jersey and had been received into 
the arms of Dixie. After setting his mind to the 
fact that he would be here for the next four years, 
he decided to make the most of it. The "smack" 
from Jersey was just one of those individuals 
who could do everything— Baseball, Basketball 
and Academics. He was the only one in a room 
of four to rise above the grade of private. Most of 
us will remember Jeff as one of the starting five 
who carried VMI to its first Southern Conference 
Basketball Championship. Jeff's ability on the 
roundball court paid off in the "Butcher's" 
organic class. His winning personality can be 
attested to by any of his Brother Rats and any of 
the local girls' schools where he spent many 
weekends. Then, there was that black day down 
in Carolina when .... 

As Jeff leaves the VMI, we, his Brother Rats, 
want to wish him the best of everything. We 
know he will achieve greatness just as he did as a 

William Richard Gedris 

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 

Civil Engineering; Artillery (not-enrolled); Pri- 
vate 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 
(Executive Officer) 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, Rat Back- 
field Coach 1 ; Intramural Softball 4; ASCE3, 2,1. 

When Bill came to VMI four years ago, he had 
aspirations of great achievements. As a result of 
an ill act of fate, he had to drop out of football his 
senior year, but he was greatly honored by being 
asked to coach the Rat backfield. With the help 
of "comments" from his Brother Rats, he was 
able to help coach the Rats to a 3-2 season, which 
is the best since he was a Rat. This, if nothing 
more, may be classed as truly an achievement 
which few have been able to receive and one 
which he will surely remember. To some of our 
fellow classmates, Bill has the distinction of 
being called "The Aliquippa Ace," a nickname 
he acquired as a victim of circumstances — 
purely luck! Just ask Dick. 

On and off the athletic field, Bill is a student, 
always willing to help someone out. No matter 
what he is doing, he always has time for a smile, 
a good word, or just helping a member of the 
fourth class get along a little bit better during his 
Rat year. If anyone in the Class of '65 has failed 
to know him, they have missed one of the best! 
Aliquippa and the Class of '65 are certainly proud 
to know him. May success follow him through- 
out life. 

William Preston Gibson 


Arlington, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2,' 
IEEE 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1 ; Pionef 
Investment Club. 

Bill's dreams of college were ivy-tinged, in 
eluding, of course, a blonde, a fancy car, and I 
straight "A" average. By September of 196'6 
only the blonde was a reality, for Bill was 1 
Brother Rat at VMI. 

That first year was more a nightmare than 1 
dream. Every time he saluted General Jacksonr. 
coattails, he saw the tall white columns on thni 
campus across the parade ground, and mumble'' 
those sad words: "It might have been." 

By the fall of '62, he was a third classman- 
blonde-less, car-less, and "A"-less. But th; : 
"home away from home" had taken on a ne ' 
meaning, and a certain pride began to sho I 
through that trite and well-worn statemen 
"It's a good school to be from." 

The last two years went too quickly. There wa 
never enough time to study for those "EE.; 
exams, but the social life wasn't bad. Bill isn 
expected to go "Regular Army," but he is 
regular guy with his Brother Rats. In the futur< 
there has to be a blonde, a car, friends an;; 


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Albert Theodore Goodloe II 


Arkadelphia, Arkansas 

istory; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 
Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished 

ilitary Student; Rifle Team 4, 3, 2; Gymnastics 
2, 1 ; Life Insurance Committee 2, Chairman 1 ; 

ternational Relations Club 2, Vice President 1 ; 

: oneer Investment Club, Secretary 2, President 
Arkansas Club, President 4, 3, 2, 1. 

According to popular legend, the traditional 
outhern gentleman was quiet, distinguished, 
ell-read, and interested in fine women, wines, 
id horses. There is no information which states 
at the Southern gentleman's main aim in life 
to make money. However, this never disturbed 
3d. He decided to become the first Southern 
sntleman with a Yankee horse trader's heart, 
has been said that Ted would sell his soul if 
! could receive five percent on the deal, and 
ost of us find this easy to believe. Ted has been 
volved in every form of wheeling and dealing 
nging from life insurance to black socks, and 
;'s never suffered a loss yet. 
Seriously, though, Ted's flare for salesman- 
lip is not caused by a Midas-like desire for 
:hes; he honestly enjoys working with people, 
other words, Ted is one of the friendliest guys 
iu'II ever know. His wild sense of humor and 
s personality areas well known as his Arkansas 
awl. Such things as the "great blue cheese 
:andal" and the "ideal date" for finals will 
ways be remembered by those of us who know 

Edward Stuart Gordon, Jr. 

"Flicker" & "Flash" 

Rural Hall, N. C. 

Civil Engineering; Air Force Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 

Wrestling 1 ; Cross Country Manager 4, 3; Track 

Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 3. 

Flicker Flash Gordon arrived at VMI not ex- 
actly certain whether this would be the institution 
which would start him on the way to a Ph.D in 
civil engineering. Determined to hold his own, 
he conditioned himself by wrestling on the Rat 
team for the many battles that would ensue. 
From wrestling he went to track and has assisted 
in each of fourchampionshipyears. 

Flicker is one not to boast of his accomplish- 
the temptations of VMI hop weekends, but come 
furloughs, he compensates for all the weekends 
spent in study. Wake Forest co-eds never will 
be the same! 

When the Carolina Flash applies his capacity 
for learning to graduate school, he is certain to 
achieve the success he deserves. 

Richard Augustus Graves III 
Bedford, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Cross Country 4; Track (Indoor and Outdoor) 
4, 3, 2, 1; Golf 4; Monogram Club 3. 2, 1 ; Intra- 
mural Basketball 2; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer 
Investment Club 1. 

One of our most diligent and hard-working 
Brother Rats must be Rags. We doubt that there 
have been many nights in which he has left the 
noise and chatter of his room to pursue his 
studies in Nichols Engineering Building, and not 
without corresponding success, as he is one of 
Morgan's better manipulators. Rags' achieve- 
ments have not been limited to academics. Any- 
one who has followed Southern Conference track 
for the past few years knows Rich as the South- 
ern Conference High Jump champion. This, as 
is the case with all his undertakings, is the re- 
sult of hard work and patience. 

All has not been work for the squirrel; he has 
found time, especially during his Junior year, to 
spend a great deal of time with one particular 
girl from Longwood College— Bedford's loss was 

Richard is not yet sure what the future holds in 
store, but whatever his course, we wish him the 
best of luck. 

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Caleb Litteljohn Hall, Jr. 


Salem, Virginia 

Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental S-1) 1; Dis- 
tinguished Military Student; Gymnastics Team 
1 ; BOMB Staff; Timmins Society 1 ; International 
Relations Club 1; Virginia Academy of Science 
4,3,2; Gymnastics Club 3, 2. 

Flexible— that's John all right. Who else can 
horrify a staff corporal for being a tenth of a 
second late with a memorandum and at the same 
time come crashing into an ex-roommate's 
abode, begging him to write a class history 
fifteen minutes before it is due. His diversity is 
not limited to these particular instances. 

Very few of our Brother Rats can lay claim to 
being the epitome of the officer/gentleman 
image. "Carab" can talk on almost any subject 
from birth control to ancient civilization or on the 
price of fine Scotch. His military record is a 
perfect example of his drive and ability, but when 
it comes to a party at the Moose Lodge or an in- 
formal get-together in a D. C. apartment, John 
is always there with bells on and little else. With- 
out exception, Caleb is a connoisseur of all 
aspects of life's pleasures and his impeachable 
taste is one of his fabled characteristics. 

He desires to goto Med-School, but that gleam 
in his eyes leads us to believe that the wheels 
are still going around. Any field lending itself to 
creativity and individuality would be suitable. 

Conrad Mercer Hall 

Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant, Battalion S-4; Distin- 
guished Military Student 1 ; Varsity Fencing Team 
4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire 
Fighting 3, 2; Class Insurance Committee 1; 
Class Scholarship Committee 1; Hop and Floor 
Committee 3, 2, 1 , Vice President 1 ; Ring Figure 
Committee2; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

At times, it is hard to understand how Conrad 
ever arrived at the VMI, since it has always been 
somewhat difficult to sail a boat up the Maury 
River, but after arriving at the beloved Institute, 
he soon realized that there are things more im- 
portant than sailing. Things such as mixing 
concrete and making mud pies in the catacombs 
of NEB. 

As every cadet knows, however, the only way 
to enjoy life at the Institute, if that's possible, is 
to participate in extracurricular activities. 
Learning this early in his cadetship, Conrad be- 
came a member of the fencing team and the Glee 
Club. A Glee Club practice was never complete 
without Conrad's arrangement of "General Lee's 
Grand March." As a member of the Hop Com- 
mittee, Conrad has made an unwavering struggle 
to improve the hops, and to gain more hop 
privileges for the Corps. 

Not the least of Conrad's attributes is his in- 
genuity. Everyone will remember his homemade 
chandeliers at our Ring Figure. With such fine 
qualities as this unselfish individual has shown, 
we are sure that the future will hold many rewards 
for him. 

James Hevener Hall 

Gloucester, Virginia 

Electrical Engineer; Armor; Private 4, 2, Lanc : 
Corporal 3, Sergeant 1; Intramural Basketbe 
4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Band. 
3, 2, 1 ; 1965 Ring Committee. 

A long time ago (about four years), a detei 
mined Rat walked through the arch. His mott 
was: "I want to be an EE." Undaunted by whatii 
sometimes called the toughest curriculum i 
VMI, Jim Hall has worked long and hard toward 
his goal. After four years of looping loop equjj 
tions, calculating capacitor capacitances, anti: 
many a healthy shock from an all too innocer 
wire, Jimmy can subscribe to the engineer' 
motto, "Four years ago I couldn't even spe 
engineer and now I are one." 

All seriousness aside, Jim really loves it her 
at VMI, and, to prove this, he served on the Rin: 
Committee forthe Class of 1965. 

Always a hard worker, Jim accomplishes hi 
tasks only after he has spent time on therr 
Realizing that his studies come first, almost an 
night he could be seen slaving at his books am 
deep in thought. Although "book sense" doe; 
not come as easily to him as to some others, hi: 
friends are impressed by his will to concentrate 
and, although more slowly learned, one gets th( 
impression that his knowledge is much mors 
sure. As with the motto of Werther, Jim i! 
characterized by, "Inner" "Strebend." 




Charles Barnett Hammond 


Covington, Virginia 

'History; Artillery; Private 4,2, 1; Corporal 3, 
Cross Country 4, 2; Indoor Track 4, 2; Outdoor 

i Track 4, 3; Football 4; Intramural Cross Country 
1; ASCE 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1, 

A cadet at VMI may be "well known" around 
Barracks for several reasons. He may be a 
"bucker," he may be "patient" with the Rats, or 
he may bethe guy who spends all his spare time 
in the PX solving the Corps' problems. But be- 
yond the external appearance of Barracks life, in- 
side the individual rooms you are apt to find the 
'cadet whoiswel [known to hisclosefriendsasa 
guy who is usually quiet, always willing to close 
the books for ten minutes to listen to a buddy's 
problem, and a person who always has that 
"How's it going?" on the south side of barracks 
between classes.? Such a cadet is Charlie 
Hammond. A lot of hard work on the books, 
many a long afternoon's energies on the track 
with Coach Cormack, and an enriching partic- 
ipation in church work have made up Charlie's 
life at VMI. Classmates of Charlie will always 
remember him as that "quiet guy" with the quick, 
pleasant smile who was never too busy to lend a 
little advice and help to anyone who dropped in 
his room with anything on their mind. Although 
a Brother Rat of '63, we the Class of 1965 want to 
wish him the best in life and his desire as a 
school teacher. 

James McBride Hammond 


Roanoke, Virginia 

English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 

Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Social Committee 

3, 2, 1 ; Swimming Team 4; Intramural Handball, 
Softball; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; Charter Member of Siegel's Seven 3. 
Let's face it, these class histories are usually a 

conglomeration of glorifying adjectives which 
lead one to believe the owner of the adjacent 
picture is some kind of a twentieth century Don 
Juan or a possible candidate for the presidency. 
Well, Mac may not be the greatest lover since 
Mr. Juan, although he has tried, and he may not 
have any aspirations for the White House, but 
he is one Brother Rat who has left his mark at 
VMI as a dependable friend and is a guy you 
just cannot help but like. 

Mac was quickly recognized as a definite lib- 
eral in the conservative VMI atmosphere, and his 
Saturday night trips to W&L inthespringofour 
Rat year, in addition to his selection for the 
Number 1 Club in the fall of our third class year, 
have only helped to confirm this observation. 
VMI was not all play for Mac, however, and he 
managed to achieve a very respectable academic 
record, without destroying the image of the well- 
rounded man. 

Whether Mac decides to become a jet jockey 
or to take a place in civilian life, there is no doubt 
that he is going to excel. The best of luck to 
you, "Spanky." 

Robert Handwerker 
"Jersey," "Kraut" 
Bergenfield, New Jersey 
Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat 
Disciplinary Committee 1; Intramural Football, 
Volleyball, Basketball, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighter 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; 
Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; "Navy" Club 2, 1 ; Swine 
Bowl 3, 2, 1. 

"Doorway 447!!" 

Yes, the "Kraut" was being summoned again. 
In fact Bob's summonses were so frequent that 
he received one of the rarest of high honors for 
a fourth classman— to be "taken in" by the entire 
RDC for his attendance record. 

Bob will not deny that VMI has given him ex- 
periences that will be invaluable to his future as 
a citizen-soldier. After all, how many can claim 
four years of practical training in pillow fighting, 
water fighting, transom ball, wall ball, cup ball, 
RDC card pulling, and advanced sheet pressing? 
To share these unique experiences with future 
cadets, the "Kraut" has recently completed a new 
book entitled "1001 Ways to Effectively Use Up 
Study Hours." Special attention should be given 
to his true affection for mighty "Echo." Never 
feeling the desire to demonstrate military leader- 
ship, the "Kraut" could always be found giving 
forth his 200 per cent on the intramural field 

In spite of all these "unconventional" attitudes, 
Bob couldn't help but make Dean's list almost 
every grading period and graduate as one of 
the top civil engineers. 

The Class of 1965 can confidently look at 
Robert Handwerker in the near future to be 
one of their more successful Brother Rats. 


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Eric Mann Hart 


Richmond, Virginia 

History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football; 
Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; 
Rat Track; BOMB Staff 3, 2; International Rela- 
tions Club 1 ; PSS 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; 
Class Insurance Committee. 

During the restful Spring Vacation at Daytona 
Beach, the quiet, unassuming air of Eric Hart 
proved to be a mere facade. This modest indi- 
vidual proved to be the biggest "wheel" of the 
trip. Returning to VMI and the rigorous demands 
of the gridiron and his self-imposed pattern of 
study, he continued his drive for graduation. 

"Talkie," though preferring to be known as a 
four-year private, blemished his record early in 
his cadetship with two diagonal stripes. Relin- 
quishing this honor, he searched for another 
field of excellence. This came to the front when, 
in his third year, he led No. 234 to an undefeated 
season on the mats. The major crisis in his 
cadetship came in the transition between his 
junior and senior years, when to his chagrin the 
barracks Study Room was converted into Cadet 

This young man has excelled in many phases 
of Cadet life. Besides being a varsity stalwart for 
three years, Eric has served on various commit- 
tees and is a mostfaithful student. 

His personality and character combine with 
his conscientiousness to form the earmarks of a 
fine friend and a successful businessman. 

Frederick W. Harvey 

"Ranger Rick" 
San Antonio, Texas 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 
2, Private 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; 
Swimming 4; Rifle 2; ASCE 4, 3. 2, 1 ; Rangers 3, 
2, 1 ; Glee Club 4; FTX Bayonet Committee Head; 
Hike and Gun Club 4, 3, 2. 

On September 13, 1961 , Rick walked into Jack- 
son Arch with a set of golf clubs over his shoul- 
der. But after a three-year incubation period 
(spent marching penalty tours) he began to 
believe in earnest that VMI was no country club. 

Instead, he developed a military sense. Some, 
in fact, seem to think he has become a trifle 
"gung-ho." He displays a very orthodox atti- 
tude toward discipline and the military, and he 
is apt to spend dance weekends running in the 

Rick shows, on occasion, diverse talents. He 
has become the closestthing to an LA engineer, 
as he is a vivacious reader and sometimes dab- 
bles in writing and music. Not to give the im- 
pression that he is an isolationist, it must be 
pointed out that he fulfilled his social function on 
the Corps trip by acting as a chief lobby-traffic 
director and elevator operator. The job was 
staggering. "Ranger Rick," though he tends to 
be on the rigid side, nevertheless adheres to the 
"Brother-Rat" spirit with characteristic aggres- 

He is apt to be heard growling any time of day- 
Please do not disturb. 

Avery Martin Hash, Jr. 


Salem, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 3< 
Judo Team 4; Intramural Swimming 4; Volley 
ball 1 ; Football 4; Virginia Academy of Scienct 
4, 3,1; Cadet Business Staff, Circulation Man 
ager 1; Glee Club 4; Forest Fire Fighting Club3„ 
Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

A history of Marty, because of his profounc 
nature, must necessarily be very detailed and 
searching or fairly superficial. Due to the hither-^ 
to unsuspected aspects of the problem turned up, 
by research, we shall stick to safer paths and re^i 
main superficial. As a Rat, Marty found it im- , 
possible to accumulate followers of his philoso- 
phy, but after three years of improving his 
character under the careful guidance of his 
superiors, the opposing principles of this am biv- 
alent condition have compromised to give an in- 
dividual of real qualities — qualities which have led 
to a true understanding of and regard for others. 
With these now intrinsic qualities imbuing his 
personality, Marty has resolved to take power in 
hand and launch several chosen prodigies while 
on the rough and rocky road of existence. Plans 
for the near future call for his contribution of 
studies in the medical world. A wise message 
for him and all Brother Rats is conveyed by that 
ever-familiar statement, "You may be whatever 
you resolve to be." Do this; never despair; and 
success is certain, distinction probable, and 
greatness possible. 




Everette Allen Hatch 
"Ev-mo," "Hatch-mo" 
Wakefield, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Manager of the 
Rat and Varsity Tennis Teams 3, 2, 1; ASCE 
,3, 2, 1 ; Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Floor Committee 
2; Business Manager of the Hop Committee 1; 
Tidewater Club 4,3, 2, 1. 

In September of 1961, our "boy" took off his 
'overalls; he put down his plow and exchanged 
them for a uniform and rifle, one each, per man. 
Once here, Everette was one of the fortunate few 
'selected to join the band, and he brought his old 
'trumpet out of the closet. The dust having been 
blown off, he began to play with such furor that 
he immediately acquired the name "Hatch-mo," 
which was derived from the only person in the 
world who is better with a trumpet than he, 

During his four years, Everette has taken the 
initiative in many fields. Aside from being an 
outstanding charter member of the "R-M Club," 
[he has handled the balls and racquets of the 
tennis team and been the best business manager 
;that the Hop and Floor Committee has ever 
|known. Besides these, Everette has distin- 
guished himself in displays of courage above and 
beyond the call of duty on the battlefield at 
Goshen, and it has been impossible to forget 
the time he ran into a green briar bush. 

There is no doubt that Everette is a true 
"Brother Rat," and his name will live forever in 
the annals of VMI. 

Charles Thomas Hemphill, Jr. 


Camden, New Jersey 

History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football 
4; Varsity Football 3; Intramural Football 2, 1, 
Basketball 3, 2, 1, Baseball 2, 1, Volleyball 3, 1; 
BOMB 3; Newman Club 1 ; Cadet Waiter 1. 

When Charles, known as "Butch" to his 
friends, arrived at the Institute after a year in the 
outside world, he had great dreams of gridiron 
fame and being an "electrical engineer." On the 
gridiron he met nothing but injuries, and, as for 
being an electrical engineer, it was "trigometri- 
cally" impossible. At this stage, he doubted 
Stonewall Jackson's saying, "You may be what- 
ever you resolve to be," due to his inability to 
become a building. Butch quickly found the 
groove in the history department and in the two 

A contributing factor to his success has been 
luck. Asa Rat, this luck was in the form of a dyke 
feared by all. Luck was also present in his after 
taps work, which was limited by his superiors, 
not by unwillingness. His first class year was 
highlighted by being under confinement for only 
thirty-two minutes. 

In spite of the fact that he always tries to play 
the mean, tough, hard role, his friends know 
"Dimples" is really a kind-hearted kid. He is a 
real good man to have on your side at all times 
not only because of his size and good looks, 
but also because of "his age." Butch certainly 
has to be the slickest man to ever visit the local 
women's colleges, leaving a trail of heartbreaks 
at each one. Best of luck to "Slick Hemphill." 

James Marshall Henry II 


Brookneal, Virginia 

Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 

3, Private 2, 1; Manager for Crosscountry 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; Head Manager Cross Country Track 1 ; 
Manager Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1; 
American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee 
Club 4; Food Representative for Athletic Teams 
1; International Relations Club 1. 

This struggling chemistry major swooped 
down upon VMI to unlock some doors in the 
Chemistry Department (only to find that some 
doors weren't to be unlocked for any reason, 
not even for study purposes). As a Rat, Henry 
wandered into Coach Cormack's office and 
found himself a second home as a manager of 
the Cross Country and Track teams. With his 
sidekicks of the Golden Horde of "65", "Lover" 
Engle, "Spook" Sinclair, "Fiendox" Radford, 
"Slick" Ward, and "Whiskey Joe" Frazer, he 
spent four years successfully eluding military 
duty while directing the teams to a couple of 
State and Southern Conference Championships 
along the way! In his latter years at VMI, Marshall 
became known for his picture-taking ability. For 
some unknown reason, a girl seems to always 
emerge from the negatives in the shape of a 
Georgia Peach. Whenever Hope visited the 
Institute, there was no Hope for Marshall. 
Whether graduate school, industry, or in one of 
a pair of matching sweaters— we, your Brother 
Rats, will miss you, but Hope for the best! 

VMt w/\i THERE 

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Bruce Eric Herczogh 

"Charley Zulu" 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1; Baseball 2, 1; American Chemical 
Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 ; New- 
man Club 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving 
Club4,3,2, 1. 

Why make September a bore? Hearthose bells 
ringing? No, the Staunton MA man has come to 
turn the tide in favor of the First Class Private. 
Military life was pleasant, but for Bruce the fire 
died at the "Hilitopper's Home." Swallowing 
everything that he learned, Bruce came to VMI 
and German's Gigantics. He loved it, or so it was 
said, and would find himself with a company 
such as Chemstrand, but the roar of tanks is 
music in his ears. He has a choice, we all know, 
but graduate school seems like "Charlie Zulu's" 
big endeavor. Pressing up that famous hill, 
Bruce has captured the warmth of pleasant ex- 
periences many times with the fairer sex. He 
remained an ardent singer throughout the years 
and tried his luck, more than once, wooing some 
fair young maiden from Madison or Radford. 
Where there's a camera and two (four?) beady 
eyes behind it he can be found. Time means 
nothing to this shake-a-leg cadet, who can't 
understand why everyone is running. From the 
Chem Lab to parade, to the phones, to the books, 
Bruce has distinguished himself in all but one. 
No matter what the challenge, his Brother Rats 
know he can make his future come true. 

Charles Richard Hightower 


Decatur, Georgia 

Electrical Engineer; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 
Sergeant 1; Rat Baseball 4; Varsity Baseball 
3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Foot- 
ball 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1; 
IEEE 2. 

Four years ago, Dickey ventured northward 
from Georgia to spread goodwill and to further 
his state's cause— he has succeeded in ac- 
complishing both in an admirable fashion. Not 
being a firm believer in the Rat Line and many 
other aspects of the VMI system, Dickey has 
always fought for what he believed. 

Dickey is one of those lucky few who always 
seem happy. This atmosphere of happiness 
follows him everywhere. He has been a constant 
joy to all of those with whom he has come in 

Studies did not prove to be much of a problem, 
for he could usually be seen sipping a coke and 
munching popcorn after a hard night's work. 
Much of Dickey's free time was spent in engag- 
ing in some form of athletics. Whatever the 
sport may have been, one could be sure that 
Dickey was a fierce competitor. He has had to 
live with a bad knee throughout his cadetship, 
but hehasnot let this interfere with his activities. 
Dickey has been a regular member of the varsity 
baseball team. 

All of his Brother Rats wish him and Linda 
the best of luck in the future— we know their 
future will be a happy and successful one. 

John Washburn Hill 


Norfolk, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming 
4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; 
Intramural Baseball 3, 2, Football 2, Swimming 
4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Tide-e 
water Club. 

VMI is many things to many people, and tfljl 
John most of the things are occult. He spentu 
his Rat year wondering why he had come, and>r 
the last three wondering why he was still here. J 
Maybe it was because he couldn't transfer his: 
Rat grades. Contrary to popular belief his grades^ 
for the next three years were a lot better. Hei> 
has brought his grades up, and has held his' 
own ever since. 

He and the military system never did get 
along— once a private always a private, and he 
followed this belief to the very end. 

He has made a distinctive mark in athletics. 
He began swimming in his Rat year, earning his 
numerals then, and his monogram the following 

John's social downfall began during spring 
vacation of his Rat year. He was led blindly 
into a date with a girl that he had never met. 
And he has been blind to her ever since and 
out of circulation ever since. Sic Semper Play- 



David Kent Hillquist 

Richmond, Virginia 

lectrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
)orporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Dis- 
nguished Military Student 1; IEEE 2, 1; Gym- 
astics Club 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
\rmed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighter 2, 1. 
Dave was ousted from Richmond in 1961, and 
aturally VMI appealed to him, since he had 
Iways wanted to spit-shine his shoes instead of 

jading a drab fraternity life. After arriving here, 
e found that the Institute was one big fraternity, 
nd realized that fraternity life was just as dull 

■s he had imagined. 

■ Having boarded on the fourth floor for a year, 
lave decided that third class life looked fine. It 
'/as during his third class yearthat he developed 

■ is sewing ability, as a result of being a lancer 
Dr several non-consecutive terms. 

During his second class year, he managed to 
ilide in some military minutes between long 
ours spent working for Sonny and Jiggs. Like 
lost of us, Dave had trouble finding time for 
cademics in VMI's military schedule but he 
iolved this problem by taking several courses 
l summer school. 

As a first classman, Dave decided to take up 
lying, but much to his dismay his broom was 
onfiscated. In spite of a long list of short- 
omings, Dave has been a fine Brother Rat, and 
as a great future. 

Benjamin Claude Hines 
Ewing, Virginia 
History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; 
Distinguished Air Student; Baseball 4, 3; Inter- 
national Relations Club 3; Armed Forces Club 
2, 1; Ranger Program 3; Flight Instruction 
Program 1. 

Coming from the sticks to Virginia Military 
Institute was quite a happening in Ben's life. 
Military life was all new to him as there hadn't 
been a soldier in Ewing since the Civil War. 
Nevertheless, Ben took all in stride and was 
honored by being allowed to room in the head- 
quarters of the "Timmins" Society on the Gold 
Coast. But that honor was surpassed by the 
opportunity to escort at the Tobacco Bowl on 
10 October 1964. 

A powerfully built country boy, Ben was 
Chuckling Charlie's big gun in the last innings 
and will always be remembered for his pinch 
hit that saved the Davidson game his third class 
year. One of Hi Fi's favorites, Ben was patted 
on the back many times by his coach, particularly 
his second class year. Still lauded by many, he 
hopes to play for the Tobacco Puffers upon 

An ace pilot during Flight Instruction Program, 
he will probably be the first Virginia Military 
Institute graduate to fly to the moon while making 
an attempted landing. 





John Albert Hinton 

"John Falstaff" 
Portsmouth, Virginia 
English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Guidon Bearer 1; 
Wesley Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1 (Vice President 2)- 
VMI Glee Club 2, 1; Timmins Society 3, 2, 1 ; 
Civil War Round Table 3; Tidewater Club i. 
3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1. 

In September of 1961, our own "John Falstaff" 
came boppin' through Limits Gates from God's 
Country on four wheels known as "Nightflyer." 
This was Mr. Joe College, Esq. himself with his 
cashmere coat, four suits, and the rest of his 
Quality Shop wardrobe. As a Rat, he did not 
adapt readily to barracks life, and one night, 
he tried to move to the library. During his four 
years at the Institution, he has become an 
intimate case history for the psychology classes 
at "Randy Mac," Mary Washington, and Old 
Dominion. In fact, he once underwent some 
exciting tests at Patrick Henry. Besides that, 
he loved to get pinned, and we would never 
know from one year to the next where those 
rubber pins would be. However, we insiders 
(Bill, Everette, and Rusty) know that deep inside 
he's a a family man. 

Though John and his deviated ways have kept 
us constantly on the alert for a joke, song, or 
costume, we can honestly say that there has 
never been a dull moment with him around, and 
we have enjoyed almost every minute of it. As 
far as we are concerned, he has only one weak- 
ness—eating cherry pie in bed. 


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Danny Andrew Hogan 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Captain 1; Distinguished Military 
Student; Wrestling 4; Baseball 4; Intramural 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Wrestling 2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1 ; 
American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Committee; Brookside 2. 

"Smiley" was probably the only First Ranking 
Corporal in the history of VMI to accumulate 
too many demerits for the semester that counted 
rank-wise. This may not seem to mean a lot, 
but it points out the diverse cadetship of Young 

Arriving at the Institute with great ideas of 
excellence, he was one of the few to realize most 
of his ideals. He took to the life of the "Ranker" 
yet managed to keep a touch of the common man 
in him. 

Besides his military prowess Danny excelled 
in sports, including the two greatest sports of 
them all— elbow-bending and love. He ran 
through many a fair young damsel while at 
school. The battle of the sexes saw quite a few 
good skirmishes when he was around, but no 
one has tallied the score, so far, to determine the 
victor. One of the many attributes he has in 
wooing the fair sex is his low, halting Kingstonian 
voice and his guitar. Both have been used, suc- 
cessfully (to a certain degree) and unsuccess- 
fully (to a larger degree), in his aforementioned 

Very much of an above average student, Danny 
is sure to maintain his high standards in later 


James Louis Hogler 

"Easter Pig" 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Electrical Engineer; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished 
Military Student 1; Rat Swimming Manager 3; 
Varsity Swimming Manager 2, 1; Intramural 
Judo 4, Football 2; IEEE 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 
2 1; Armed Forces Club 4; Fire Fighters 3; 
Turtles 1. 

The Citadel has its Bulldog; Annapolis has its 
Goat; and VMI has "Easter Pig." Hailing from 
northern Virginia, Jim received his 4-year sen- 
tence well. Having seen movies about the 
Institute on TV, he decided to leave his wife 
home on that sunny September day. 

As a Rat, Jim made many friends in the class, 
and, like all of us, he kept the thirds busy. It was 
during this year that he was made a member of 
the M. E. drawing room society. Always having 
a funny joke during the "Societies" meetings he 
was elected President and passed the course 
to boot! 

Third classman Hogler was not much better. 
As assistant manager of the swimming team, 
he learned that a permit is a cadet's best friend. 
He decided to spend that summer involved in 
the intellectual pursuit of his favorite algebra 

The second class year found Jim sweeping 
out the EE lab. The "Hog" was the only color- 
blind person at VMI to use colored pencils on 
lab reports! 

Joseph Bayard Hooten 

Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3,3 
Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Ri 
Cross Country; Rat Indoor and Outdoor TracJ 
Intramural Football 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1, Track 
Cross Country 3, 2, 1, Tennis2, 1, Basketball 2,; 
Ping-Pong 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff ' 
Glee Club 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 3, 2, 1. 

On September 13, 1961, a shy little blond bil' 
wandered down from the land of Fredericksbu i' 
into the gaping jaws of Jackson Arch, and flj 
wonderment of VMI. Now four long years I at- 
a new Joe Hooten is about to wander back ol 
He's still blond, but now he's not so shy, as mar 
of his ex-loves will testify. 

During his "Rat" year, Joe managed to colle' '• 
his numerals by pulling himself over a fe 
hurdles, and, at the same time, dodging tf 
various "kangaroo courts" that allegedly operal 
in barracks. During his next three years, oi 
boy Joe was in hot pursuit of knowledge, wit 1 
just enough time out for the "C. I.," girls, an 
intramurals where he stood out in all categorie: 1 
In spite of these many diversions, Joe ha> 
arrived at the time for graduation. 

Now with his civil engineering degree clutche 
tightly under his arm, this new Joe has all th 
tools needed to tackle the world and leave hi 
mark along with all the other VMI greats. 

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Charles Palmer Hough 

"Chuck" "Ears" 

Arlington, Virginia 

Electrical Engineer; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Dis- 
tinguished Military Student 1 ; IEEE 2, 1 ; Student 
Conference on United States Affairs 1; Cadet 
■ Assistant in Computer Center 1. 

Chuck set forth on his military career in room 
396. Having come straight from Wakefield High, 
Charlie found the academics easier than his 
love life. He is third ranking EE but still has not 
managed to snare a girl. 

The last of the big spenders from D. C. has 
had his ups and downs throughout his four 
years. A look at his well-worn hay will certainly 
prove that. From a beginning as a spastic Rat 
whodidnotknowtoshinetheheelsofhis shoes, 
Chuck has distinguished himself militarily by 
becoming a Distinguished Military Student and 
Second Battalion S-1. 

Four years which none of us will soon forget 
are at a close. Chuck may rush about, but he is 
never in too much of a hurry to help a Brother 
Rat. Best of luck to a good student and a fine 

Thomas Walter Howard III 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 
2, Sergeant 1; Rat Football; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2. President 1; Virginia 
Academy of Science 3; Armed Forces Club 2; 
Rangers 2; Salute Detail 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. 

Leaving his beloved '54 red Chevy convertible 
and Mary Frances behind him, young T. W 
walked smilingly into a hideous trap. Suddenly 
Tommy found himself surrounded by gentlemen 
clad in uniform grey and telling him that he was 
"One of the lowest things on earth." Dismayed, 
but willing, Tommy acquitted himself well his 
Rat year and has continued to do so throughout 
his tenure at VMI. 

Always a real worker, Tom has been known to 
spend many a Saturday night, while his friends 
were out for a little fun, wrapped around his slide 
rule and cursing at the hallowed halls of learning. 
Although he has never been the top man in CE, 
Tom has always tried hard and has usually done 

In extracurricular activities, Tom could always 
be found at the front. Organizing and throwing 
many a memorable party, Tommy was a wise 
choice for president of the Tidewater Club. 
Athletically, he left his mark on the gridiron his 
Rat year and has been seen on the basketball 
courts during much of his infrequent free time. 

Well known and well liked among his class- 
mates, Tom is certain to leave a distinct mark on 
the outside world as he has done here. 

Winston Omohundro Huffman 
Marshall, Virginia 

English; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 
4,3, 2, 1. 

When Doc came to VMI, he undoubtedly had 
already vowed not to let the system get him down. 
Either by sheer strength or an uncanny sense of 
the least painful way of doing things, Doc 
managed to keep just one step ahead of the 
skirmishes that plagued the rest of us. Myth or 
truth— it is hard to determine— but it was rumored 
that Doc became an English major because it 
was a shorter walk to Scott Shipp than to NEB. 
All the foregoing is commensurate with Doc's 
philosophy: "If it cannot be done in fifteen 
minutes, then it was not worth doing anyway." 

Doc seemed always to have an interest in 
athletics. He often demonstrated this interest 
on the parade ground. He showed the intra- 
murder football boys how the Marshall High 
School Ace used toholdthefansinwild elation. 

Yes, the Kila man is definitely a hard man, but 
in all seriousness he has shown us nothing 
less than genuine friendship and earned from 
us nothing less than complete respect! 

All of his Brother Rats wish Doc the best of 

V/^VI \%j THERF 

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James Robert Hughes 


Pompano Beach, Florida 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Con- 
tributing Editor 2, 1; BOMB Staff 2, 1; Civil 
War Round Table 2, 1; International Relations 
Club 2, President 1 ; Chairman Ring Committee, 
Class of 1965; Chairman Food Committee 1; 
Political Science Society 1; White Front Pie 
Shop 2. 

In September of 1961 a budding young Machia- 
velli arrived in Lexington from the land of palm 
trees. Known as "Vance" orthe "status seeker" 
by his friends, he is equally ready to quote 
verbatim articles from Playboy Magazine, or 
any minute fact from a long-forgotten text book. 
Bob has proved to be an excellent and consci- 
entious student, as well as a boy ready to "party" 
at the drop of a hat. He is as well known to his 
instructors for his academic ability as he is 
feared by the chaperones and those in authority 
in every major girls' school in the state. Some 
of his escapades, the most noteworthy being 
at Natural Bridge, have assumed almost legen- 
dary proportion around barracks. Bob is also 
recognized by the Tac Staff as an artist of no 
mean ability, as he has proven on many a holi- 
day, notably St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's 

Bob is finally reaching one of his cherished 
ambitions in the field of status; that is riding to 
the hunt with the Deep Run Hunt Club of Rich- 
mond. With conventions, golf, bird hunting, 
and afternoon trips to the "Liquid," Bob has 
still been able to keep up his grades as well as 
his social obligations. After a fine showing in 
Summer Camp, he was considered briefly, very 
briefly, for DMS. 

Campbell Carr Hyatt III 

"Shack," "Carbo" 

Kingsport, Tennessee 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 2, 1 , Lance Corporal 
3; Swimming 4; Varsity Baseball Manager 4, 3, 
2, 1 ; Monogram Club 1 ; Intramural Softball 2, 1 , 
Swimming 4; Virginia Academy of Science 
4, 3, 2, 1; The Cadet Staff 4; Chaplain's Com- 
mittee 3; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Dobyns-Bennett Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Skid Row 1. 

Tennessee has produced many a fine fellow, 
but, when the Brother Rats of '65 speak of that 
state, they will be reminded of the Kingsport 
redhead with temper to match, Carr Hyatt. 
Straight off the farm (and if you don't believe 
this, just listen to his accent) came the animal 
lover who was determined to keep ahead of the 
system. He was quick to put aside the trials 
and tribulations of the Rat Line and take on 
academic pursuits as his main objective. This 
proved to be quite a task for "Carbo," because 
he ended up supplementing the regular year 
with three summer schools. But true to the 
Hyatt's tradition, he has fought to conquer the 
books, and, right now, it looks as if the world 
will eventually receive another "Horse Doctor." 
"Shack" has been a real friend of the Rats, and 
has upheld the "Hyatt tradition" by being a 
private and a devoted attendant of the Moose 
Lodge activities. 

Carr will probably be remembered best for 
his high-pitched giggles and backwoods jargon; 
Bill Bynum will never forget Carbo's constant 
reference to him as "froggie." 

Although he groaned and argued about every 
decision VMI made, it is evident that he main- 
tains a real love for it. 



Charles Ronald Hylton 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, Lance CorporE : 
3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4, 33 
Intramural Handball 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, Basket 
ball 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Studenr 1 
Union 4, 3, 2, Vice President 1 ; Civil War Rounr j 
Table 3, 2, 1. 

Four years ago, a bright blond beam came tct' 
Virginia Military Institute from the Star City\' 
His name was Ronnie Hylton. 

Ronnie began his cadetship determined taj 
become a respected individual, and, during oul: 
four years with him here, he has proved tha'' : 
he is both a leader and a Brother Rat who is 
completely devoted to his class and to the. 

He has suffered with the rest of us. He got! 
his "Dear John" letter at Ring Figure our third' 
class year, but he rebounded from this traumatic 
experience and managed to get a date with 
one of the prettiest girls in all Virginia— Miss 
Richmond. Ronnie has always been one to fall 
for a pretty face, and one of his ambitions is- 
to become a professional escort for pretty girls 
in beauty pageants. However, he is sure that' 
the girl of his dreams must meet the qualifi- 
cations of "beauty is as beauty does." 

After graduation, Ronnie plans to spend a 
four-year hitch in the Air Force, but he has one- 
resolution — he will never pick up his cornet 
again and will never play in a military band again. 

Thus, we have no doubt that Ronnie will con- 
tinue to win friends in later life with his warm 
personality and smile. 


Stephen Lloyd Irving 

Moylan, Pennsylvania 

,ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance 
iorporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant I; Monogram 

lub 3, 2, 1 ; Track 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 

2,1; Handball 2; ASCE 3, 2, 1. 

Following in his father's footseps (well, al- 
lost, he didn't quite make regimental com- 
lander), Steve came to VMI to receive a college 

Except for a few visits to Buena Vista during 
.is Rat year, Steve put in a little time on his 
tudies. But during his third and second class 
ears he found out about Johnny's, the College 
fin, and W&L fraternity parties. Despite all this 
light life, Steve still found time to devote to 
:oach Cormack's track team. 
I Steve's life at VMI would not be complete 
without mentioning all the girls he has dated— 
iue! His senior year was made somewhat more 
earable when she transferred to Radford. Sue 
nd his FIP training kept Steve pretty busy, but 
estillhadtimetohelpanybodywho might have 
sked for his assistance. He has a lot of "what it 
akes" to get along with people, so it is assured 
hat he will go nowhere but up in today's ad- 
ancing world. Good luck to Steve from the 
;iass of '65. 

Donald Robert Jebo 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Mathematics B.S.; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4; 
Intramural Football 4, Softball 4, 3, 2; AIP 3; 
Math Club; Turtles; Assistant in the Computing 
Center 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 3, 2. 

The big "J" came to VMI finding, to his dismay, 
that he could not go home every weekend, so he 
quickly won his stars and hopped on the first 
Alexandria bus. When he couldn't go home he 
lived in the PX, and because he never missed 
a night, Red is set for a nice retirement. 

Don quickly became respected by his class- 
mates in his Rat year due to his eagerness to 
help his Brother Rats. He not only helped in 
class, but in the Chemistry lab, he nearly suc- 
ceeded in finishing what General Hunter started. 

Deciding in his third class year that he was 
not Ranger material, he became a Zoomie. The 
following year he was Corporal Jebo for at least 
a month, and it took the Institute a year to rec- 
ognize its mistake and make him a sergeant. 

Besides being a good Softball pitcher, Jeebs 
holds the Southern Conference record for the 
most panes of glass broken with a ball of clay. 

J. M. Hall will miss Don even though he 
stopped contributing to the collection when he 
reached his forty-fourth button. 

And so VMI adds another smiling face to its 
list of some eight thousand alumni never to be 
heard from again. 

Quod Erat Demonstandum. 

James Robert Johnson 

"J. R.," "Bob" 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished 
Military Student; Judo 4; Football 4; Volleyball 
4; Virginia Academy of Science; Tidewater Club 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Doc's Steak Club; Scuba Club 2. 

Bob was one of those Rats who found the secret 
early and stayed out of the picture. His "J. R. 
walk" became famous on the fourth stoop. He 
was seldom seen straining on the third stoop. 
That year, he was equally successful in aca- 
demic pursuits. By semesters, however, Bob 
had switched his interest in unknown variables 
to the more exciting study of Biology. J. R.'s 
problems multiplied somewhat during his 
"sophomore" year. Being mistaken for a "Bunny 
Rabbit," leaving his class sweater in Richmond, 
and trying to convince his Brother Rats that his 
father wasnotanalumnus, were only some of his 
troubles. It was during this yearthat Bob showed 
himself as a real snowman. His mailbox was 
the envy of practically every cadet in the corps. 
By this time, he had gained the distinction of 
being the only Rat to tell a first classman exactly 
where to go after his third week at VMI. J. R. had 
already gained infinite smack as a Rat when he 
carried the third class president back from the 
Moose Lodge. 

Bob has had his doubts about the system at 
times, but he has shown what dedicated study 
can accomplish. His last years have been full of 
rewards. Having settled down, except for a few 
hot bridge games and a walk around the stoop 
after taps, J. R. has built a strong foundation 
for his future. 

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Richard Waring Johnson 

Newport News, Virginia 

History; Platoon Leaders Course; Private 4; 
Lance Corporal 3; Corporal 2; Cadet Captain 
(Delta Company Commander); Swimming 4; 
Tennis 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet 
Staff 4, National Advertising Manager 3, Assist- 
ant Advertising Manager 2; International Re- 
lations Club; Political Science Society 2, 1; 
Armed Forces Club 4, Vice President 2, Presi- 
dent 1; Ring Figure Magazine, Advertising 
Manager; VMI Aero Club 1; Fire Fighters 3, 2; 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment 
Club 1, 

Rick entered VMI with his head high, proud to 
get into such a prestige school. But he was 
quickly cut down to size by the Uppers. Harass- 
ment was poured upon him, but (with the help of 
a Captain dyke) he survived all of the RDC 
meetings and travelled on into his third class 

In this year Rick was confronted with several 
new problems— one being the unlimited realm 
of the new social life, and the other being how to 
finance this type of living. He did better on the 
latter problem. 

As a wheeler-dealer, Rick cannot be beat. 
More money passed through the portals of room 
149 in '64-'65 than through the VMI treasury at 
matriculation, but ask Rick how his financial 
status is, and he is always flat broke. Obviously 
he has devised some new system of balancing 

With the reputation of being such a tycoon, 
Rick was unanimously (minus one) voted com- 
pany commander. Like a fine upstanding New- 
port News lad, he entered his job with zeal. 

Mills Godwin Jones 

Whaleyville, Virginia 

Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic 
Student 3, 2; Distinguished Military Student 1; 
Honor Court 1; Rat Social Committee 3, 2, 1 ; 
Basketball 4, 3, 2, Manager 1 ; Intramural Volley- 
ball 4; Salute Battery 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1 ; 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Completely unaware of what was ahead, 
Godwin left the peanut country of Whaleyville 
to become a cadet. He has never been able to 
quite understand why he made this fateful 
journey away from the flat lands. 

At VMI Godwin discovered that there were 
more Rat chemistry majors (13) than boys in his 
graduating class (12). 

After a stumbling start in which Rat English 
and history almost threw him, Godwin got his 
feet on the ground and proved to himself and 
others that he could get the academic job ac- 
complished on non-LA subjects. Many Brother 
Rats have been seen asking for "Jonesie" when 
the going got tough. 

Academics got Godwin in enough trouble to 
miss finals of his Rat year when he put them 
ahead of the military. However, this, and missing 
Ring Figure, was just part of Institute life to him 
with his "win a few-lose a few" attitude. 

After a graduate school this Brother Rat will 
undoubtedly be a success no matter what his 
endeavor may be, for he has proven himself 
both an easy-going jokester and a hard worker. 
All Brother Rats will remember "Jonesie" who 
was one of the "good guy NCO's in the corps" 
for which there is no room. 

John Minor Jordan, Jr. 
Danville, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lane- 
Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Monograr 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 1 ; Fool) 
ball 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1 
ASCE 3, 2, 1; J. G. Smith Admiration Society! 
The Dirty Thirty. 

By normal rules of pronunciation, the "o,>, 
when preceded and followed by a consonant, i 
enunciated as in the word "or." Nonetheless, 
the elite from Danville, Virginia, seemed to bb 
obsessed with opposition to such "common 
pronunciation, when the "o" in question is presi 
ent in a name. The reaction is one of mos 
violent disdain when the subject is raised 
Johnny, for all practical purposes, can be singlei 
out as the arch-enemy of the ignorant troops it 
this field. But in the final analysis, Johnny'i 
fairly obvious physical assets put him in i 
bargaining position a bit too strong fo 
pressing the point, so we'll forgive him for his 
little idiosyncrasy and dwell on his strong point; 
which have manifested themselves in our fou 
years with him. 

If there is one salient term to be singled out as 
typifying Johnny, it has to be the well-rounder, 
cadet. He always was a firm believer in physica 
excellence, even when it often entailed a sacrifici 
of study time. Not to be outdone in the socia 
realm, Johnny often ignored his ordinarily re- 
served disposition. The most vivid example wa; 
his escapade at our third class party when hs 
inadvertently managed to get on the incorrigiblf 
list, although he did not fall far enough to b( 
among the two percent. 



Kenneth Roberts Jordan 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

lectrical Engineering; Artillery; Private4, Lance 
lorporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- 
.uished Military Student 1; IEEE 2, 1; Wesley 
oundation 4, 3, 2, 1, President 2; Religious 
louncil 3, 2; Salute Detail 2, 1. 

Among that group of young high school 
raduates who unknowingly entered limits gates 
,iat fateful summer was Ken Jordan. Hailing 
om the Southland, he came to VMI to learn to 
hase electrons around circuits, and he found 
>iat he had to learn other things such as how 
iiany bricks there are on the south side of 

Finishing his Rat year in fine form, Ken was 
warded "lancer" stripes. With his ability to 
hine and take excellent care of the "ratties," 
l e was destined for the higher positions of 
orporal and lieutenant. All this has not made 
im forget those poor lost electrons because 
e has done very well in the academic life too. 
Vhen Sally comes up, however, he, for some 
eason, puts his work aside to be with her. 

Sharing a humble abode in our castle on the 
ill with Ken has proved most enjoyable, since 
e is someone who is always conscious of 
ithers' well-being. One has to be on his toes to 
eep up with a roommate as witty as he, because 
: e is a real thinker who is determined to remain 
/ell-rounded in this specialized world. 

Soon, Ken will enter the world with his sheep- 
kin and with the same success he has had as a 
esult of his hard work as a cadet at VMI. He 
/ill always do well in the years ahead. 

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Robert Mason Jordan 

"Bob," "Beak," "Redeye" 

Danville, Virginia 

English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram 
Club 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, Head Waiter 1; 
Swine Bowl 2, 1 ; Gun and Hiking Club 4, 1. 

From the city of "Racial Inequality" came the 
most experienced water fighter VMI has ever 
seen. This ability has been farfrom wasted since 
he can be found in any water fight or "swine 

Although the "Beak" began his career as an 
engineer, his strong dislike for work and strong 
affinity for the sack forced him to become an 
"LA" majoring in "Sack 430." Bob graduates 
without honors having only 145 semester hours 
in the hay. 

On the more humorous side of life was Bob's 
military achievements. During his second class 
year Bob experienced a strange phenomenon. 
His rank standing continually increased while 
he did not attend a single formation. His rank 
went by the board in lieu of the honored post of 
head waiter in the world-famous "Club Crozet." 

In his early days at the Institute Bob's life was 
highlighted by numerous romances. Then 
shortly before his second class year a little girl 
from Danville attached the ring (in his nose, that 
is) and you know the rest. 

With Bob's personality and tremendous sense 
of humor, he will have no trouble being a suc- 
cess, even in a tank. 

William Michael Kearney 


Yorktown, Virginia 

Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Swimming Team 4, 3, 2, 
Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving 
Club 2, 1. 

On that unforgettable September day in 1961, 
young college-bound Mike left his beloved 
Yorktown home and landed unceremoniously 
at Jackson Arch of the Country Club of Virginia. 
Mike did well throughout his Rat year except 
for one slight incident. He skipped a third class 
resurrection, and, as a result, he spent many 
hours in serious discussion with the third class 
vice president over his radiator. Since his Rat 
year, he has discovered the secret of peaceful 
coexistence with the Virginia Military Institute 

Mike became one of the Institute's best 
swimmers through hard work and accident. 
While enjoying a swim during his Rat year he 
discovered he could swim as well as anyone on 
the team. With visions of training table food, 
he joined the Rat team. But as a third he replied 
to Coach Arnold's personal invitation to join 
the varsity team with a classic, "Thanks, but no 
thanks!" In the end Coach Arnold prevailed and 
Mike returned to the pool to swim well and 
become the team Captain as a first-classman. 

Mike has had many loves, both short and tall, 
near and far while at Virginia Military Institute. 
He always returned in September with that 
starry look in his eyes, but this in no way hindered 
his ability to study, swim, or see other girls. 

With his uncanny ability to produce when the 
pressure is on, Mike will do well throughout life 
and be a credit to Virginia Military Institute. 



David Thomas Kiger 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 

3, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Football 4; Varsity Football 3; 
Intramural Football 1, Basketball 1; American 
Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lynchburg Club 

4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Lab Instructor 1; Company "A" 
Food Representative. 

Mister, areyouatiger? Yes sir, came the reply. 
Well, if you are, mister, then sound like one. From 
that time on Mr. Kiger became a tiger. Un- 
fortunately, however, this required much energy, 
and it became necessary to rest his tiger im- 
pulses with naps up to 12 hours at a stretch . . . 
but a tiger needs his rest. 

On a more serious side, after being advised by 
his brother of the pitfalls of the Rat, Dave decided 
to venture out of his Lynchburg home and enter 
the hostile environment of the freshman. Sur- 
prisingly though, the adjustment from civilian 
to Rat was made without duress, although Rat 
football was a big help. But Dave was a running 

Upon arriving, Dave soon found that Mathe- 
matics was not his field, but instead enjoyed 
boiling water in a Chemistry Laboratory. This 
field fitted very well into his schedule, for now 
he could go to classes and still keep his nap time. 

Besides marriage, the future is unsettled for 
Dave. However, Pharmacy school or grad 
school seem to be drifting into his future. But 
in any direction he takes after graduation he goes 
with the assurance that one day, sooner or later, 
he'll end up in the Army. May you have all the 
luck and opportunities, Dave— the best of luck 
to you from all your' Brother Rats. 

Edgar Carroll Knowling 

"Big Ed" 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Wres- 
tling 4; Numerals 4; Varsity Wrestling 3; Mono- 
gram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Baseball Manager 4; 
Football Manager 4, 3, 2; Virginia Academy of 
Science 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Vice 
President 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3; Fire 
Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1. 

Edgar, more fondly known as "Big Ed," is one 
of the most popular and finest members of the 
class of 1965. Leaving his high school memories 
in Roanoke for bigger and better adventures in 
Lexington, Ed has made life brighter for many of 
hisfriends. Asa Rat "Big Ed" showed those non- 
military qualities that have been a great help in 
achieving his goal of being named to the cher- 
ished group of first class privates. Always en- 
joying a good time, Ed is as serious as anyone 
when it comes to academics. Realizing that the 
C. E. department did not suit his taste, he is now 
one of Doc Carroll's boys. It is not unusual to 
see Edgar staying up till the late hours of the 
night and then getting up a couple of hours 
before first call to study for a test. 

"Big Ed" could have been one of the finest 
wrestlers in VMI's history. After a victorious Rat 
season, he decided to give up wrestling for 
academics and a normal waistline during the 
fall. Another sport in which he excels is that of 
being a bookie for dates. Many 8 o'clock dates 
have been found for his friends because of a 
phone number from "Big Ed's" little black book. 
Ed is always willing to give up a date for himself 
so one of his friends may have a good time. 
Though no girl has dominated his life, he has 
never had any trouble with females. 

David Aaron Kovach 
"Gross Hungarian" 
Pocahontas, Virginia 

Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 2, Lance Corpo . 

3, Sergeant and Assistant Drum Major 1; F. 
Disciplinary Committee 1; Intramural Footb 

4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2,.' 
Volleyball 4, 3, Wrestling 2, 1; Cadet Staff 4,: 
Advertising Manager 2, Business Manager 
Baptist Student Union 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy 1 
Science 3, 2, 1 ; Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, ] 
International Relations Club 4, 3; Armed Forc(> 
Club 4,3; Club 104 1. 

In September, 1961 Virginia Military I nstitu ! 
became the temporary home of the official re 
resentative of the "Southwest Virginia ai ' 
Southern West Virginia Association for Di 
placed Hungarian Coal Miners." Not once ' 
four years has Dave let anyone forget either h 
lineage or his famous home area. 

Why did Dave come to Virginia Military I 
stitute? When Dave's dad told him he wou 
send him to any college in the country and th. 
he would pay his way to Virginia Military h 
stitute, Dave made his obvious choice. 

Dave had three major desires during his cade 
ship. First, a love for biology, a dedication 1 
Doc, and his home for wayward rats has di 
rected him towards a career in dentistry. Sec- 
ondly, a love for money has made him one of th 
unknown entrepreneurs of barracks. (Chai 
letters anyone?) Last, but by far the foremost c 
Dave's desires, he has looked forward to a simpl 
little church wedding with Carlynne. 




Robert Edward Kozyra 
West Hartford, Connecticut 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Air 
Science Student; Track 4; Intramural Football, 
'Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Company Intramural Champion 2; Intramural 
Cross Country Champion 2; Individual Intra- 
dural Award 2; Newman Club 4, 1 ; International 
Relations Club 3; Company Food Representa- 
tive 1. 

Out of the wilds of Connecticut have come 
some ofthebig rankers of our d ay, and Bobcame 
here as one of them. But then it happened, he 
met his Waterloo. Yes, if it were not for his three- 
year battle with "The Fish," he might have been 
one of the ranking elite. 

Bob has etched his name into the history of 
VMI in many ways during his term inside its 
hallowed arches. For four years he has been 
.active in intramurals and was the first cadet to 
win the intramural loving cup. 

Intramurals was not the only way his name 
was etched into history. If anyone wishes to find 
his name elsewhere, look at the doors and 
windows in rooms 431, 339, 235, and 163, and his 
name can be easily found. 

Bob led an active, but quiet life at VMI. His 
quiet quick wit and his ability to withstand the 
constructive criticism given him concerning his 
northern dialogue has brought the admiration 
and respect of all those who know him. 

Joseph Anthony Kruszewski 


Natrona, Pennsylvania 

Chemistry; Artillery; Private4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student; 
Basketball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Baseball 4; Intra- 
mural Softball 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring 
Figure Magazine (Circulation) 2; Newman Club 
4, 3; Second Class Representative of the ACS; 
Brookside 2. 

Coach Weenie Miller glowed, and sportswriter 
Bill Brill groaned— Kruszewski— how do you 
spell that again? 

From the steel mills of busy Pittsburgh to the 
rural town of Lexington came this young man 
determined to accomplish several objectives. 
He wanted to become Regimental Commander 
and to makethe All Southern Conference basket- 
ball team. 

Unfortunately, Kruser became involved with 
the famous leper colony and dreams of military 
glory went by the Brookside. Speaking of Brook- 
side, it was there that "K" spent quite a few spare 
moments in joyful contemplation of social and 
economic problems. In the academic realms, 
Joe ranked near the top of his curriculum— 
L. A. Chemistry. 

Joe's real fame, however, is to be found in the 
realms of the basketball world. In winning the 
Southern Conference title in 1964, the Kruser 
played an important role for the VMI. Because 
of his outstanding play during his sophomore 
and junior seasons, he was elected captain of 
the team in his senior year. 

Joe, far from being a top ranker in the Corps, 
did earn DMS— despite his ID problems at 
Sommers Point during Summer Camp. 

Albert Lewis Lahendro 
"Lou," "Mooch" 
Alexandria, Virginia 
History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, 
Company Supply Sergeant 1; Distinguished 
Air Science Student 1; Intramural Football 
4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations 
Club 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Florida 
Migrating Society 2; Charter Member of the 
Magnificent Seven; P-P III. 

When Lou receives his VMI diploma, it will 
not only be a high academic achievement, but 
also a memorial to one man's courage in the 
face of almost every conceivable obstacle. "Ole 
Smilin' Lou" just seemed to attract the finer 
aspects of VMI and college life. It all started 
way back with his first RDC card, and it ended 
with his own personal note from scenic North 
Carolina. But through all these tribulations, Lou 
came out with his chin up . . . waiting for the 
next one to hit him. 

Yet in between these mischievous bouts of 
turmoil, Lou did manage to achieve a number of 
well-deserved laudits. Being a devoted history 
major, he achieved a high average and also a 
record number of hours in the hay. Militarily, 
he was a rags to riches kid, when, after three 
years as a clean sleever, he earned his stripes 
and saber to match. Outside of VMI, Lou quickly 
learned, was the place to be, and from Maine 
to Florida he picked up those indiscernible 
aspects of a college education which are in- 

Like most of us right now, Lou is undecided 
as to which field to enter in order to make his 
first million. But whatever Lou chooses to do, we 
are sure that his "never say die" spirit will enable 
him to reach the top. 


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Robert Mclver Law 


Fairfax, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant (First Bat- 
talion S-3) 1; Distinguished Military Student 
1 ; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4; Monogram Club 
3, 2, 1; Intramural Cross Country 3, 2, 1, Wres- 
tling 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2, 1 ; Hop 
Committee 1; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1 ; 
Fire Fighting 1. 

A freckled-faced boy was seen coming 
through Jackson Arch four years ago, carrying 
golf clubs, and inquiring about the recreational 
facilities at "Virginia's Merriest Institute." The 
Rat Line quickly suppressed Bob's fun-loving 
attitude, but he quickly developed interests in 
other directions. He joined the Glee Club, and 
participated in wrestling and golf. 

The fairer sex began to play a larger part in 
Bob's cadet life during his third class year. Three 
events will always be remembered by his Brother 
Rats as typical of Bob: first, the dance at the 
Pine Room after Ring Figure; second, his classic 
remark about the tunnels in Hawaii's volcanic 
lava; and third, the episode at the Mink's house 
where he was seen sneaking from tree to tree 
looking for his date. 

Girls were always attracted to Bob. It seemed 
as if Bob had girls scattered from Miami to 
Maine. He was usualy excellent at outguessing 
the weaker sex, but one girl from Hollins stumped 

Although Bob never spent very much time 
within the hallowed halls, his natural ability 
carried him through four years of mixing cement 
and pounding sand in the C. E. Department. 

Mebane Thomas Lea, Jr. 


Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; 
Distinguished Military Student 1; Indoor Track 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Numerals 4; 
Intramural Football 1; Cross Country 3, 2, 1 ; 
Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 
Staff (Assistant Photography Editor) 2; Salute 
Battery 1, 

Sad indeed was the day "Mebs" first walked, 
or, should we say, stumbled weak-kneed through 
Jackson Arch to the tune of "You're in the Rat 
Line now, mister; drag your chin in!" Not ac- 
customed to having people yell at him, Mebane 
promptly wrapped himself in the motto of "Never 
too good, never too bad." 

Since his Rat year, he has found various ways 
of attracting attention, including throwing 
mashed potatoes in the mess hall (10-2-40) 
thirty-five days before Ring Figure, and dramati- 
cally pulling muscles at rather crucial points in 
track meets. And yet, no matter how bad things 
get, Mebs somehow manages to come out near 
even. It must be that old mediocrity showing. 

No history of "Mebs" could be considered 
complete without mentioning that little personi- 
fication of love who has made the unendurable 
just barely endurable. It will be her presence that 
will make his emergence, exactly 1370 days after 
matriculation, a day which will be indeed a glad 

Robert Edward Lee 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 
Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Discipli 
nary Committee 1 ; Rat Football 4; Varsity Foot 
ball 3, 2, 1 ; Fellowship of Christian Athletes' 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 
Gun and Hiking Club 4; Presidential Honot 
Guard 2. 

In the autumn of 1961 the VMI was thrown i ntct! 
turmoil by the arrival of the illustrious R. E. Lee 
from Portsmouth. The shock was compounder 
by the presence of his twin, John, who has since : 
left these hallowed halls for the more luxurious' 
life at the U. S. Yacht and Country Club. The» 
Buddha was mildly surprised by his sudden 
initiation into the Gun and Hiking Club where he 
distinguished himself by a perfect attendance 
record until Christmas. He was equally honored 
by receiving the special attention accorded him 
by Coach McGinnis and Co. The Buddha earned 
his sobriquet by virtue of his enormous girth 
(biggest man on the football team), his serenity 
(he can be found asleep anytime), and his com- 
passion (ask any rat at the RDC). 

The Buddha has impressed his Bro' Rats with 
one redeeming virtue, geniality. When this 
enormous giant of a man bears down upon one 
of us, fear flies out as his genuine warmth be- 
comes apparent. Old Jungle saying: "When 
Buddha smiles, all is well, when Buddha frowns, 
run like hell." Actually, the Buddha's continued 
good nature in the face of some extremely diffi- 
cult situations has earned him the admiration of 
many as has his amazing skill with pen and paint. 



Thomas John Lennon 

Rockville, Connecticut 

iology; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
orporal 2, Lieutenant (Battalion S-1) 1; Distin- 
uished Military Student; Rat Indoor Track; Rat 
lutdoor Track; Indoor Track 2; Outdoor Track 
|; Intramural Swimming 1, Handball 3; Newman 
Hub 4; Yankee Club 4, 3,2,1; Virginia Academy 
f Science 4, 3, 2, 1. 

"Mousey" came to VMI with the same illusions 
f grandeur that many of us had, but there were 
ew who adjusted so quickly and effectively to the 
emanding system. Perhaps this can be ex plained 
'■y Tom's unusual ability to work hardest for 
lose things which mean the most to his future, 
ii nee he has been at VMI, his desire to become a 
pecialist in the field of medicine has never sub- 
; ided, and it is certain that he will not rest even 
tfhen this goal has been reached. "Mousey" is 
■he type of person who is never satisfied with 
ieing second best in the things that mean the 
Tost. Ever since his first day at VMI, he has been 
onstantly working to better himself. He has 
,iever let his grades slip for even a second, and 
las still found the time necessary in his first 
hree years to elevate him to his present position 
jn the First Battalion Staff. 

: It is with renewed determination that he steps 
jut into the world, prepared for every bump in 
,he rough road ahead, and he is anxiously await- 
ng a chance to smooth them. 

Someday we are sure to hear of a new wonder 
Jrug discovered by our Brother Rat, "Mousey." 

Thomas Sergent Lilly 


Bluefield, West Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; 
Cheerleader 2, Head Cheerleader 1; Intramural 
Football 2, 1; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; 
Flojo Spanish Club 4, 3, 2. 

In September of 1961, there came out of the 
mountains of West Virginia and down into the 
Shenandoah Valley, a military oriented young 
man named Thomas Sergent Lilly. However, 
after a few weeks of experiencing the Rat Line, 
Tom came to the all-important decision that he 
would leave the Rat Line and the military system 
to the ones who seemed to be enjoying it so 
much. As a conscientious person, Tom settled 
down with the trials and tribulations of the Rat 
Line and began working for those grades that got 
him into Law School. But there were two major 
interruptions during his third classyear.the most 
important of course being Leslie, while the other 
was an execrable experience at the skating rink 
party. Not to be denied, Tom came through with 
flying colors on both counts, for he was able to 
graduate from the Institute and Leslie and he are 
still together. 

During our second class year, Tom rendered 
his services to the team by being a cheerleader, 
and later on head cheerleader. He was always a 
sight to behold, down there in front of the stands, 
cheering on the Big Red. Then spring vacation 
arrived, and it was off to Florida for a week that I 
am sure we will never forget. Tom, you almost 
had that dance mastered before we had to leave. 

His conscientiousness and wonderful per- 
sonality put a "can't miss" label on Tom for 
being a huge success in life. 


Joseph Melbourne Lingle, Jr. 


Montpelier, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing 
Team; Epee 3, 1; Member; Board of Aquatic 
Leaders, Examiner 3; Cross Country Hiking and 
Gun Club 4, 3, 1. 

It can be said of Joseph Melbourne Lingle that 
he was the most well-known Rat in the Corps. He 
was especially well-known among the then 
second and third classmen. 

Joe has always been an enthusiastic eques- 
trian, probably because he spent so many of his 
pre-cadet days "horse-backing" and just horsing 
around with his Father's thoroughbreds. In two 
straight years, he never ceased to fill his room- 
mates' ears with horse and horse-racing tales. 

His roommates best remember his love of 
studying, his ability to sleep through thunder, 
general upheaval and Supper Roll Call, and his 
love of going on guard. Joe was also good with a 
sword. He spent much of his Rat and third class 
years on the fencing team, brandishing an Epee 
against some of the best college team members 
in the fencing conference. 

Joeisoneofthe few cadets whohasseenhow 
the other half live, and still returned to the Insti- 
tute and its long cold winters. 

The Class of '65 wishes him the best of luck in 
all his endeavors. 


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Imre Lipping 


Brooklyn, New York 

History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Disciplinary Com- 
mittee 1, Vice President 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine 
(Literary Editor) 2; Cadet 3, Columnist 2, Managing 
Editor 1; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Timmins 
Society 2, President 1; Publications Board 1; 
Barracks Barbers 2. 

The lone Estonian representative to VMI came 
here filled with an obsession to pursue an Army 
career which has been so dear to his ancestors. 
Time and experience have not changed his mind, 
and constant missionary efforts have been futile. 

Since, in spite of his military visions, Imre 
never had a chance to clutch the sabre, he sub- 
scribed to the proposition thatthe pen is mightier 
than the sword, and he proceeded to decimate 
the ranks of the powers that be verbally on the 
pages of the Cadet, to the amusement of the 
Corps and the consternation of the rankers. 

Imre is also notorious as the chief architect 
of the heaping LRC during the 1964 FTX, and 
many a Rat orformer Rat can attest to his powers 
as a strainer. But he also found time to achieve 
good marks, and to be a member of the College 
Bowl team. 

As a dedicated LA, he spent the majority 
of his afternoons in the sack, and the majority 
of his weekends in Johnny's. His far-flung 
romantic adventures— excluding the Ring Figure 
fiasco— that intermittently stretched from Canada 
to South Carolina have left him quite satisfied. 

We hope that we shall be able to hear his 
accented voice again, if not sooner than at our 
prospective reunions. 

Thomas Paul Lohouse 

"T. P." 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey 

Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4,3, 2, Sergeant 1 ; 
Intramural Football 1, Basketball 1 ; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; 
Westminster Fellowship 4. 

The fall of 1961 saw the escape of the "Ranger" 
from the cold, somber North to the bright lights 
and gaiety of Lexington. Although Tom did not 
quickly adjust to the "Ivy" straight pants and 
the VMI crewcut, he soon became a permanent 
member of the revered Gim Company. Between 
his sense of humor (not appreciated by upper- 
classmen) and his desire to have a room that 
looked "lived in" (not appreciated by the Tac 
Staff) Tom became well known during his Rat 

After the first semester he saw the light and 
became an "LA" Chemistry major— the most 
envied of all majors. Then proclaiming every 
spring that he would never return to Virginia, 
those who knew him were not very surprised 
to see him back at the Institute the next fall. 

Now successfully indoctrinated in Southern 
culture, Tom has come to an end of four most 
enlightening years. No matter where he goes 
there are few who can challenge the fact that 
Tom, with his charm, wit, and personality, will 
make friends and be most successful in all his 

William Earl Loughridge 

Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2, Captai 
1 ; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 , Football 4,3,2,1 

From the hills of Northern Virginia camethi 
"Fredericksburg Flash." It didn't take long fo 
Billy to realize that he didn't care for the system-i 
for doing things people tell him to do just is no'i 
natural for Billy. However, he would do practil' 
cally anything he could for you. 

Billy, like everybody else at the Institute, hai: 
had his problems. For Billy they have come ir 
various forms, but mostly as "zips" or "I.C.C.'s.' > 
Don't get me wrong, Billy has a great reputatior 
with the opposite sex. Along these lines, Bill)! 
has kept a "footloose and fancy free" policy 
Many have tried to capture the "heartbreaker,' i 
butasyetnoonehasbeen successful. 

Athletics have been Billy's strong point at 
VMI. His baseball ability was highlighted in' 
his senior year when he was elected captain. As 
for football, all that can be said is that he should 
have been a five-year man. 

We all wish Billy the best of everything after 
VMI. He has been such a great friend in the past, 
and we know he will continue to be so in the* 


Russell Alexander Lyons 

Grove City, Pennsylvania 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basket- 
oall 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; Virginia 
Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club 4,3, 
!, 1; Scouting Service Club 2; Southern Semi- 
nary Club 3, 2; Bridge Club 1 ; Flight Instruction 
Program 1 . 

Sleepy Lyons— who else could fall out of a 
;hair in organic class? Another resident of the 
?70 branch liquid lunch during his second class 
/ear, Buck has always been active in A. A. work 
during his four-year stay at the Institute. A 
■graduate of Augusta Military Academy, Buck set 
3Ut early to prove that his military background 
would in no way affect his status as a four-year 
private. However, through the wiles of the Insti- 
:ute, he was awarded the hashmarks of a lance 
:orporal for a few weeks his third class year, but 
ie soon joined the ranks of the privates again. 

Academically, Buck has held one philosophy 
during his cadetship, do good work, and still 
naintain as many hours as possible at Southern 
Seminary or the bridge table. He has always had 
a desire to be a physician, and we hope he does 
as well at medical school as he did at VMI. Good 
uck— Brother Rat. 

John Eugene Marshall, Jr. 


Savannah, Georgia 

English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Vir- 
ginia Academy of Science 3; BOMB 4; Cadet 
Sports Staff 2; Timmins Music Society 3, 1, 
Program Chairman 2; Rangers 3; FIP 1. 

The Jowler was a lean and hungry Rat, ready 
and willing to take anything they could dish out 
to him— especially the food in the mess hall. 
Now, forty pounds heavier and one hundred per 
cent meaner, Gene is dishing out a bit himself, 
as the F Company representative to the RDC. 
Gene packed up his piccolo, with which he was 
always able to "charm" a Rat or two, and moved 
out of Band Company after two years, leaving 
expectant rank behind, to join the illustrious list 
of F Company privates. Every Saturday night the 
Jowler could be found relaxing with his pals at 
Johnny's exclusive, downtown Lexington cadet 
lounge. We will never forget his most unfortu- 
nate Ring Figure. His date failed to show at the 
last minute. Jowles, as all "hawk-eyed" young 
men should, has become a birdman, and will 
soon be flying for the army. This will certainly 
provide him with ample world travel, perhaps 
Viet Nam? 

John McClellan Marshall 
"Johnny Mac" 
Dallas, Texas 

History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1 ; Fencing 4; Cadet 4, 3; Ring Figure 
Magazine 2; Armed Forces Club 2; Texas Club 
4,3,2, 1, President 3, 2,1; International Relations 
Club 3, 2; Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; John Letcher Memorial 
Prize 2; College Bowl Team 1 ; Valedictorian. 

From "Big D" came our beloved Johnny Mac. 
Small in size, but with a voice to match that of the 
proverbial Texan, Johnny came the great dis- 
tance to walk through the inescapable portals, 
only to be squashed by the upperclassmen. But 
Johnny Mac was one of the few to take the Rat 
Line with a "go jump in the Gulf" attitude. 

Johnny is one of VMI's most outstanding LA's 
who has earned many honors. For instance he 
has the greatest number of ICC's for one dance; 
he is collector of everybody else's girl's pictures; 
and he is the winner of VMI's coveted "Most 
Typical Tweet" award. When a fellow cadet sees 
a pair of glasses and a garrison cap walking 
toward him, he must prepare himself for any- 
thing. Johnny Mac's uncontrollable attitude of 
being uncontrollable has opened many doors for 
him, like the door to the officer's mess on a Coast 
Guard cutter, the back doors of Sem, Baldwin, 
and Mary Washington (all of which he has used 
to make hasty escapes), the door to the Com- 
mandant's office, the door to anybody's room 
anytime day or night, and many others. Some- 
how the Texas Tornado has put up with VMI, or 
vice versa, and a warning is extended to the 
people of the Southwest— Look out, Texas, he's 
coming back. 


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Richard Coke Marshall, Jr. 
Hampton, Virginia 

Civil Engineer; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intra- 
mural Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Swim- 
ming, Softball 4, 3, 2 (Manager) 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, Vice President 1 . 

There could have been a Richard Marshall at 
Hampden-Sydney. Imagine that large body romp- 
ing around the campus. This is where we find 
fault with Richard. While most of us were naive, 
he knew what it was like and still came. The 
sixty-ninth Marshall trudged up from God's 
country, assumed the position, and awaited the 

Disillusioned, the happy "H" attempted to 
make the best of his predicament, and he has 
succeeded to a limited extent. He is known for 
his tree climbing ability, as the campus police at 
Westhampton can testify. Ill luck with civilian 
clothing and a few mishaps with some small 
bombs have curtailed our man's activities for a 
number of months. 

This man puts the "L. A. Lab" people to shame. 
He has adopted the attitude of a stoic. "This 
place is a house of fun and games: some you win, 
some you lose, and some get rained out." 

Upon gaining his freedom, we feel certain that 
this gentleman from the swamps will experience 
little rain and few losses. 

Thomas Calvert Marshall 

"Tom," "T. C." 

Knoxville, Tennessee 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Rifle Team 3, 2, Captain 
1; Intramural Swimming 4; Armed Forces Club; 
Monogram Club. 

Tom came to VMI that fateful September 
morning in the same condition as many of his 
newly acquired Brother Rats; young, scared, 
homesick, but with a streak of backwoods Ten- 
nessee independence which was soon to come 
in direct conflict with the fourth class social 
system. Being a firm believer in the philosophy 
"if you can't beat um, to hell with urn," he gained 
the distinction of being one of the five Rats that 
caused the third class to lose their privileges 
for the month of December. Then, after a nearly 
successful escape attempt, he settled down for a 
career in the Air Force. 

As a third classman, he put his Tennessee 
shooting eye to good use by joining the varsity 
rifle team, and was later elected team captain. 
That same year, he began his military career as a 
lowly Lancer, and in the next two years, with 
various advances and setbacks, worked his way 
up to the celebrated position of cadet lieutenant. 

Tom has a characteristic determination which, 
if applied properly, should lead him to a happy, 
prosperous life following that long awaited day 
of June 13, 1965. 


Nathan Sanborn Mathewson, Jr. 


Richmond, Virginia 

Physics; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Intramural Football 4 
3, Tennis 2, Judo 4, Swimming 4, Basketball 4 
3; American Institute of Physics 3, 2. 1. 

Nat, or Sandy, as he is sometimes known; 
comes to us from the frozen wastelands o< 
Alaska. After much wandering he settled in thfi 
quiet city of Richmond, Virginia, his hometown i' 

Nat started his academic career as an EEl 
After a while he got tired of the easy life anoi 
changed to the harder life of a physics major j 
You might say he jumped from the frying pare 
into the fire. Despite his preoccupation with 
physics and a certain girl from Richmond, he 
worked his way up to Lieutenant in Delta Com- 

Nat has done many things since he has been 
at VMI. Some of these escapades include: using 
an electric blanket in barracks for two years, 
being escorted to the President's helicopter 
during Johnson's visit, having pneumonia when 
he passed his ROTC physical, and not wearing a 
breastplate to FEI, and not getting caught! A 
notable escapade occurred this past summer 
when, with Porky and Barf, he bounded into the 
surf at Virginia Beach at 3 AM with a gallon jug of 
gin and little mixer. 

With all his drive and enthusiasm, Nat should 
go a long way. 



James Knight Maurer 
Roslyn Heights, New York 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 
ASCE 4; Cadet Staff 4; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1 
H.A. Inc. 3, 2, 1; M.G.A.S. 4, 3, 2, 1; Charter 
Member of the Magnificent Seven 2. 

On September 13, 1961, there entered a young 
lad from the land of the subways and long hair. 
,Needless to say, the long hair disappeared, as 
had been the case four years before and possibly 
four years hence. 

' On or about Turkey Day, 1962, while Jim was 
entertaining a young lass, Marcia, he heard a 
voice and turned to see the face of Captain 
Drudick smiling with great satisfaction. Need- 
less to say, Jim was not smiling, nor was he 
smiling when he learned that this would enable 
'him to join Virginia Military Institute's Gun and 
'Hiking Club. Another outstanding event occurred 
to Jim while he was a third; he became known 
as Hi-Fi's right-hand man, proving himself very 
worthy of the title during the spring swing down 
South. As for his second class year, Jim made 
it on sheer "Hope" and "Hope" alone. The year 
to which we all look forward finally arrived and 
just as Jim thought he was sitting on top of the 
world, down swooped America's king bird, and 
tumbled Jim from his lofty perch. 

Even though Jim's major, civil engineering, 
has kept him busy through the four years of his 
cadetship, he has never lost his smile or his 
sense of humor. He is known by nearly everyone 
in the Corps for his happy-go-lucky attitude and 
his willingness to do anyone a favor. 

Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr. 


Crewe, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, 
Sergeant 1; Distinguished Academic Student 
3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Who's 
Who Among Students in American Colleges 
and Universities 1 ; Judo 4; BOMB 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet 
Staff 1 ; Episcopal Young People's Group; Polit- 
ical Science Society 3, 2, President 1; College 
Bowl Team (Alternate) 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. 

After graduation, every first classman yields 
his position in the Corps to a rising first, but it 
will take more than one person to assume all of 
the responsibilities that Herbert vacates in June. 
He has been a key man in many extracurricular 
activities and academic functions and, if the rank 
system has agreed with him, there might well 
have been another way in which he could have 
excelled. But, oh well, that's the way it goes. 

The one thing that Herbert was never able to 
overcome was the habit of going into those VMI 
style "hurries" which afflict all Rats. Never one 
to take risks with demerits and PT's he stayed 
in a "hurry" for four straight years and avoided 
all unnecessary risks. 

During the first three years that he was in 
barracks, Herbert dreamed of that final yearwhen 
everything would be rosy. Of course, when he 
made it to the first stoop, he tried his best to 
fulfill his childhood fantasies. With his very own 
dyke and his extraordinarily strenuous military 
duty sessions, he has come very close to the 
image of the "old Corps" first classman. 

Michael Peter McBride 


Poquoson, Virginia 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Captain (Company Commander) 1; 
Gymnastics Team 3, 2; BOMB Staff 3; Newman 
Club 4, 3, Vice President 2, 1; Catholic Choir 
4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2; 
Cadet Assistant in Physical Education 2. 

From the marshes of Tidewater, this Bull 
Island swamp rat came to the Institute on that 
fateful September afternoon nearly four years 
ago thinking he had at last found the proverbial 
home away from home. Due to a talented tac 
staff, Mike managed to see a lot of VMI, espe- 
cially on finals weekends while looking from 
the fourth, third, or second stoop windows. 

Mike managed to capture four layers of gold 
and the command of E company during his last 
year. Thanks to the roving eye of a certain ranger 
and a window wiping rodent, he nearly lost all 
on a fateful Sunday morning. 

Mike is probably one of the most unheralded 
loverboys of '65. For proof one needs but look at 
the pictures under his blotter, glance into his 
mailbox, or cast a yearning eye at his dates. He 
had quite a few late dates with the books but he 
managed to win in that department. Mike was 
always good at gymnastics, and in our junior year 
he managed to bring back a silver medal in the 
parallel bars event from the state AAU meet. 

Mike's future plans include a trip to Europe, 
graduate school and an Austin-Healy, in that 


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John Patrick McCarthy 

"Pat," "Mart" 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Varsity Swimming 
(Manager) 2; Intramural Judo 4; IEEE 2 years; 
Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Barracks Sound Techni- 
cian 1, Salute Battery 2, 1. 

On September 13, 1961, Pat stepped through 
that famous arch. This almost southern boy from 
Washington, D. C, longing for those ten-thou- 
sand lakes of Minnesota, for two months had to 
fall out and march with the GIM, but our yo-yo 
learned quickly. We remember Pat for: having 
the smallest dyke at VMI, his escapades with 
judo, sitting through three semesters of drawing, 
playing "Super Fish" with those infamous words 
"Ready Go!", once beating our 1620 Computer 
three hands in a row at Black Jack, and looking 
for his happy-go-lucky, lovely, sex-minded girl. 
Our modest, pipe-totin' Keydet hopes some day 
to make his living in Research and Development, 
and family financing. As barracks sound man, 
G. G. could say he is the only one in barracks 
able to turn off ole "You know and I know" as he 
sits in his room baby-sitting for VMI's amplifiers 
and directing people to the barracks electrician's 
room. And so, Pat ("Mart" to his section), you 
are added to VMI's roll of graduates, and '65 
wishes you the very best in whatever you may do. 

Daryl Smythe McClung, Jr. 
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 
History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Rat Swim- 
ming 4; Intramural Judo 3, Softball 3, Handball 1; 
Scuba Club 4, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Presi- 
dent 1. 

VMI's own Lloyd Bridges started pressing up 
the hill of science with good intentions, as did 
the rest of us. However, Daryl soon decided 
that the hill of science was not as easily climbed 
as he had thought it would be. With an excellent 
prep-school background, he came to Scott 
Shipp. He devoted his time to the important 
things in life, namely scuba diving and the 
Marine Corps. 

Known as Troy, Lloyd, or Dan Flagg, Daryl is 
one of the more military cadets at VMI, but there 
were times when his love for a good time got the 
best of him, and the frat houses felt the wrath of 
his visitation. On the love side, Daryl has had a 
few close calls, but he has always been the pru- 
dent Marine and escaped before he was com- 
pletely trapped. 

Despite all the good times, Daryl has always 
found time to work and the continued improve- 
ment has shown his perseverance. But his first 
choice is the Marine Corps, and we know that 
wherever he goes he will be a credit to both the 
Marine Corps and to VMI. 

Irwin Hall McCumber 

"Irmox," "Irv" 
Richmond, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1 ; Dean's 
Honor List 2; Intramural Softball 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2 
1; Glee Club 2; Richmond Club 4,3,2, 1. 

Four years at VMI have changed Irwin into a 
skeptic of the military, a loyal slave to the Engi- 
neering Department, and a devoted Richmond, 
Tidewater, Roanoke, and Moose Lodge party 

We shall never know what possessed him to 
come to VMI, for he surely had ample oppor- 
tunity to inspect it while, as a little "Irmox," he 
practiced his golf on the parade ground. When 
one considers his birthplace, Stonewall's very 
own home, it becomes obvious that he was des- 
tined to become a cadet. 

Irwin's cadetship has been marked by many 
distinctions, but the one that will be most remem- 
bered is his spectacular performance at our 
Roanoke Ring Figure party where he managed to 
do more of everything than anyone else present. 

Four years and plenty of hard work have given 
Irwin a fine academic record and a successful 
cadetship. We can expect only the very best from 
him in years to come. 


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Reed Douglas McDowell 


Waynesboro, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Intramural Football 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Volleyball 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Tennis 1; IEEE 2, 1; 
Commandant's Paper Boy Staff 3. 

Despite warnings from his brother, Rat Mc- 
Dowell chose to enter Jackson Arch in the fall 
of 1961. With him he brought a new way of life 
to the fourth stoop. The parties in good old 449 
on almost any night of the week were not un- 
common. After a visit from the OG one night, 
he confined partying to Doc's during RQ, finding 
that fifteen minutes was plenty of time to get into 
Lexington and back. 

His third class year was little changed ... ex- 
cept that he found that his hay could be down 
much more often. It was also during this year 
that he chose to become a member of the Sabbath 
Seven Club, receiving an initial 10-6-30 as a 

Having achieved great success in intramurals 
his second class year, he was chosen manager 
of Echo Company's champions. Having forsaken 
all chances of rank, Goofy moved toward his real 
goal ... his diploma. He concentrated on grades 
for the first time during his cadetship; this 
emphasis on studying caused his grades to 

Then he settled down and slept most of his 
last year. A clean sleeve and a diploma in his 
hand ... he made it! 

John Singer McEwan II 


Orlando, Florida 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural 
Football, Volleyball, Baseball; Armed Forces 
Club 4, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Vice President 1 ; 
Political Science Society 2; International Re- 
lations Club Social Chairman 1; Cheerleader 1; 
White Front Bakery Shop 2; Florida Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Delta Troy 1, 

Hollins, Sweetbriar, Randolph-Macon, U.Va., 
and occasionally VMl— these are the places that 
oneismostlikelytofindoleJack. Hehadtokeep 
up the tradition of the Florida playboy, and if, in 
anyone's estimation, he has failed, he must be 
given credit for trying. 

Being one of the classic four-year privates, 
Jack has adapted well to the military system at 
VMl. The Rat restrictions did not seem to deter 
Jack's trail blazing to almost every frat house 
at W&L. 

Jack has been successful for four years— he 
has not been knocked off his feet by any of his 
lady friends. The only close call he had was 
when the sea-food girl caught him unaware 
during his second-class year. 

As a charter member of the White Front 
Bakery, Jack became well-known for what he 
coulddowitha little grain and less juice. 

There is another side to Jack. As many times 
as you may see Jack partying on the weekends, 
you may also see him studying during the week. 

Whether Jack is making a million in Richmond 
or jumping out of planes for the army, his 
Brother Rats wish him the best of luck. 

Robert Lynn McMahon 

Lynn "Mac" 

Speedway, Indiana 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Regimental Color Sergeant 1; Intra- 
mural Football 2, 1, Basketball 2, 1, Softball 1; 
Ring Committee Class of 1965; Glee Club 4, 
Assistant Secretary 3, Secretary 2, President 1; 
Flight Instruction Program 1; Library Assistant 
3, 2, 1; Fire Fighters 3; Club '60 2, 1. 

Arriving in Lexington for early football practice 
in the fall of 1961, Lynn had visions of grandeur 
received during a visit at Finals the previous year. 
Lynn soon found out that having a brother as 
a Second Classman and being from Speedway, 
Indiana, did not make life any easier. Known as 
"the laughing Rat "to many upperclassmen, he 
was quick to make friends and has been one of 
the most popular persons in the Corps. 

Even though Lynn has worked seriously on 
academics, he has found time to take part in 
many extracurricular activities. He has risen to 
the top of Captain Huffman's troops, and is a 
very prominent member of Club '60. With all of 
these activities, he has still found time to keep in 
touch with the "plain" people of Speedway. 

Even though he toyed with the idea of leaving 
VMl for another school, he hasn't regretted his 
decision to remain in Lexington. Lynn is the type 
of person who gets along with everybody. Having 
a large field of interests, he can talk with anyone 
on any subject. Probably Lynn's biggest asset 
is his warm personality, which, combined with 
his good looks, makes him a hit with the girls, 
especially Jaynes. 


Frederick Brian McNeil 


Richmond, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Executive Officer (Lieu- 
tenant) 1; Track 4; Intramural Softball 3, 2, 1, 
Football 2, 1 , Cross Country 3, 2, 1 ; Institute of 
Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2, 1 ; Newman 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 2, Vice President 1; 
Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2; Hop and Floor Committee 
2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; Club 165 1 ; Salute 
Battery 1. 

The past four years have left Brian with much 
more than that which he had when he arrived. 
Out of Mecca came this smiling lad to the great 
military "Hill" where he immediately impressed 
everybody with his ability to do push-ups. Sur- 
viving his first year, his smile intact, Brian 
eventually showed everyone up with his military 
bearing. Asidefrom this phase of existence how- 
ever, Brian's snow storm turned to flak, as fre- 
quently his love life came up with gaping holes 
(especially when the love of his life during his Rat 
year got married shortly after they broke up). 
Since then, traveling home to Richmond and the 
clan, he has visited the hospital more in two 
years than most do in a lifetime, and yet the 
chase continues. 

In a more serious vein, Brian has learned much 
about ohms, resistance, and current, but the im- 
portance of snooze and booze prove "how hard 
EE is." Despite academic and military commit- 
ments, he participated well in intramural sports, 
the Glee Club, and the Hop Committee, as well 
as most Richmond parties. 

Easley Lynwood Moore, Jr. 

"Woodie," "Easy," "Buck" 

Richmond, Virginia 

History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished 
Military Student 1 ; BOMB Staff 1 . 

On that eventful day in September of 1961, 
"Woodie" began that long laborious journey up 
the "hill of science" along with some three hun- 
dred and fifty of his fellow classmates. He came 
to VMI with slide rule in hand in hopes of be- 
coming a Civil Engineer. However, as fate would 
have it his plans were suddenly changed after 
his Rat year, and he decided that an association 
with the liberal arts was more advantageous. 

In the following years "Woodie" charted his 
course "with noble emulation" which has led him 
to a commendable academic achievement. Thus, 
it can certainly be said of him that he was a good 
and conscientious student. 

Even though "Woodie" has the distinction of 
being a private for four years, it can truthfully be 
said that this fact never daunted his enthusiasm 
for the military which is exemplified in the fact 
that he was a Distinguished Military Student. It 
is unfortunate that he was not among the leaders, 
but as a follower he was certainly a credit to the 
Corps and his class, a true "citizen soldier." 

Robert Irvin Morgan 


Middletown, New Jersey 

Physics; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2,1; Intramural 
Basketball 4, 3,2,1; ASCE 4, 3; AIP 3, 2; Ranger 
3; VMI College Bowl 1. 

It all began when, as a Rat, he was boned for 
"tennis shoes on rifle rack." Bob claims to have 
been the first man in "65" to walk penalty tours; 
however, not being one to rest on his laurels, he 
continued to march his record onward and up- 

Whenever an argument is raging, "Morgs 
stands ready to add kindling to the fire with his 
zealous participation. His vast store of knowl 
edge secured him a position on the College 
Bowl Team. 

When Bob is not reading— his favorite pastime 
next to playing snowed — he's sleeping. He fools 
the casual observer though; the ponder-grossa 
slumbering so peacefully is not an "LA". Bob 
jumped from the frying pan into the fire when he 
switched from civil engineering to physics. The 
curriculum "necessarily" made "Morgs" a five- 
year man. As our barracks representative for 
another year, he can show our successors the 
spirit of '65. 




Richard Payne Moring 

"Big Mama" 

Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Football 4; Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 3, 
Judo 4, 3,2; ASCE; NRA. 

Hijima! The two greased Behemoths grunt 
rand strain in the sandy ring. The contest is 
violent andhard fought, but onlyone of thesomo 
contestants can reign supreme. A taminaki is 
•executed andtheSakhalinianis down. Big Mama 
Bloatox (giganticus caucasoid americanus) is 
now king. But wait— look who it is— it's Richard in 
one of his many capacities (and his capacity is 
■ great). Aside from his oriental wrestling bent, 
• he is the renowned trainer and sometime exhibi- 
tor of Godzilla, the ninth unnatural wonder of the 
i world. He is famed far and wide for his around- 
the-corner kicking marksmanship. As a connois- 
seur of fine wines, he has no peer, but he is 
probably most famous locally as the trouble- 
shooter for The Frog (Bynox amphibiox nassa- 

Shakespeare described him as "That hill of 
flesh." Melville tried to capture his grandeur in 
the whiteness of the whale. But, if there is ever 
any question about the identification of the real 
Bloatox, all you need to do is to listen for his 
unmistakable feeding bellow — "Hey, Jan, make 
me another sandwich!" 

Samuel Cary Morris III 

Denville, New Jersey 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4; Wesley Foundation 
4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Scouting 
Service Club 3, 2; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet 
Waiter 2, 1; Bridge Club 1. 

The healthful and pleasant abode was passed 
by Sam at the foot of Letcher Avenue on his way 
to matriculate 13 September 1961. 

Sam pressed up the hill of science with noble 
emulation for two years, and then he began to 
slide back down— concentrating on other hills— 
OGA, Hungry, etc. 

Asa spectacle, perhaps he was not too gratify- 
ing, but he was classically grubby. He was an 
honor to his country, but from out of state; at 
times, he was an object of honest surprise to 
his instructors, but, more often than not, he was 
an object of consternation to Col. Morgan. 

He became attached to his adopted CI, proud 
of her fame, and ready at every time of deepest 
peril to hide in the midst of the cadet waiter de- 
tail, not to be seen by OD, OC, nor denizens of 
the tool shed. 

All seriousness aside, when we get Sam out of 
the confiscation room at graduation, we're sure 
that he will be a total success, and one of our 
more memorable brother Rats. 

Good luck, Sam! 

John Wyndham Mountcastle 


Richmond, Virginia 

History; Armor; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Corporal 
3; Judo 4; Intramural Softball 3. 2, 1, Tennis 2, 1, 
Volleyball 2, 1; Art Director BOMB 1; Cadet 
News Staff 3, Cartoonist 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine 
2; Class Emblem Committee 3; Political Science 
Society 2; Cheerleader 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. 

On that fateful day in September of 1961, out of 
the depths of the Holy City came Jack Mount- 
castle. Being a civilian at heart, he held himself 
aloof from all things military, the exception being 
an excellent Summer Camp record. 

During thefirst half of his cadetship, Jack was 
a lady's man and applied himself liberally to the 
pursuit of the fairer sex. His search for the per- 
fect girl was rewarded with the acquisition of 
Susan, and now the names Jack and Susan are 
synonomous. No VM1 party would be complete 
without them. Fortunately, both Jack and Susan 
are very sociable, so it is seldom that such parties 
are incomplete. 

Jack has been a very versatile member of the 
class of 1965. The weight room and tennis courts 
have often known his presence. Crowds were 
magnetized by his commanding personality as a 
cheerleader. His penetrating cartoons have often 
graced the pages of "The Cadet." The whole 
first stoop has on occasion been amazed by his 
latest word in sartorial lore. Hungryhoardes have 
been fed by his munificent hand. 

To Jack (and his better half) the class of 1965 
wishes the best of everything. With his person- 
ality and ability, however, such wishes will surely 
prove unnecessary. 

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William Augustine Murphy 
Irvington, New York 
History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4 3 
Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4, 2, 1 • Gaelic 
Football 3; Gaelic Review, Editor 3; Ionian 3 (lona 
College Third Class Year); Newman Club 4, 2, 1; 
Librarian 1; International Relations Club 2 ' 1 •' 
Civil War Round Table 2, Vice President 1 ; Glee 

£ J u \' n' 1; Armed Forces Club 2 . 'I Yankee 
Club 4, 2, 1; Dean's List 1; Gaelic Society 3- 
Political Science Society 1; New Market Re- 
enactment 2. 

On 13 September 1961, "Brother Bill" entered 
that well-known arch (which Hunter failed to 
destroy) with the rest of us to become one of the 
Virginia Military Institute's bewildered Rats 
From the wilds of Westchester to the Shenan- 
doah proved to be a difficult and challenging 
transition. a 

Bill spent his third class year under the noble 
utelage of the Christian Brothers of Ireland at 
ona College. After a stint in the Marine Corps 
(where he learned the trade of an automatic- 
rifleman) he returned to the Virginia Military 
Institute for his second class year. 

Because there were not many "Gaelic speak- 
ers here, this Fenian had to manage by usinq 
English and French. Aside from academics 
athletics and participation in the "hiking and gun 
° tu' m tr .'f d t0 conc entrate on horizontal lab. 
The New Market Re-enactment found Bill run- 
ning across the field with sword in hand. But 
his Irishman more often pursued certain younq 
adies Even with his serious air, we shall never 
forget his lighter side which has brought laugh- 
ter to the Corps. 

Carroll Thomas Mustian 
Richmond, Virginia 
History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
Private 2, 1 ; Rat Fencing 4; Handball, 3, 2; Liter- 
ary Staff Ring Figure Magazine 2; Contributing 
Editor Cadet 1 ; International Relations Club 4 3 
1 ; Civil War Round Table 3, 1 ; Glee Club 2 ' 1 : 
Library Assistant 2; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Fire Fiqht'inq 
Detail 3,2. 

When Tom entered the Institute straight out of 
a military high school, he already had an insight 
as to how a military system functioned. After 
being a part of two cadet corps, Tom thinks that 
he has found a meaning in life. He is sure that 
the main thing is happiness, and happiness is 
the goal he has set for himself. Tom feels that 
people should take time out from life's fast pace 
and just plain live. 

Tom knows who he is going to relax and just 
live with. Nancy and he plan to get married soon 
after his graduation. We are sure that Tom will 
be happier than ever with his new-found freedom 
and the new Mrs. Mustian. 

Tom, being a serious boy with a wonderful 
sense of humor, has won the respect and esteem 
of his Brother Rats. There is no doubt in any of 
our minds that Tom will be a success in life, and 
that even more important than being a success 
he will have earned his place in the world by his 
own meritorious character and his ability to win 
his associates' confidence. 

Charles Fletcher Nelson 


Richmond, Virginia 

Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2 1ACS3 2 
Vice President 1 ; Political Science Club 2,1.' ' 

Since VMI is to a large extent a family school 
it was inevitable that Charlie follow the precedent 
set by his father. But "Neck" was never one to 
worry about what could not be undone, so he- 
resigned himself to his fate and has done quite- 
well for himself in the past four years. 

Charlie's success can be attributed to two* 
factors. First of all, Charlie seems to have an) 
uncanny knack for staying on the pleasant side of 
the Chemistry department. Undoubtedly he is 
riding home on his high academic standing in the 
curriculum as well as his involvement in ACS 

Secondly, Charlie seems to be one of the last 
of the old breed who have avoided the race for 
rank-the elite group of Epicurean First Class 
privates who enjoy all the privileges of a first 
classman with none of the responsibilities 

But the really significant thing Charlie leaves 
us is a lesson in the accomplished art of appre- 
ciating the friendship of others with no ulterior 



Joseph William Nichols 
Robins AFB, Georgia 
"ivil Engineer; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corpo- 
al 3 Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished 
Military Student; Honor Court 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; 
965 Ring Committee, Treasurer. 

By quoting the great Oriental philosopher, 
Huang Lo Chino, who said of life, "Fei ming toy 
oung chung fu," which isto say, "That'sthe way 
he Dragon flies," we would have a partial char- 
icterization of Joe. It describes his wonderful 
stoical toleration of all misfortunes. Unlike the 
;toic, however, Joe is not passive in his ac- 
quaintance with life. He has been able to main- 
:ain a rapport between both the ten percent and 
:he other with hyprocrisy towards neither— 
a remarkable achievement indeed. On an equal 
plane with this is his possession of a CE's head, 
out an LA's heart. This is an interesting mixture 
iwhich evinces itself in his venturesome love 
of music, his expressionistic flare for painting, 
and his growing contempt for the gods of the 
"Magic Stick." Goodo for Joe! And his Brother 
Rats wish him the best of luck! 

Forrest Ambrose Norman, Jr. 

"F. A." 

Norfolk, Va. 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished 

Military Student 1; Contributing Editor, VMI 

Cadet 1. 

Forrest came to VMI from Norfolk with one of 
the most enviable records anyone could hope for. 
Besides being a standout in his many endeavors, 
he always found time to exploit the weekends to 
their fullest. 

While at VMI, the "Pooh" has achieved con- 
tinuing success. In planning for his Army career, 
he managed to become a Distinguished Military 

Never forgetting how to have a good time, 
Norm has spent many GP's with his Brother Rats 
at Johnnie's and has become a charter member 
of the Moose Lodge Party Boosters. 

With an eye toward graduate school, Norm has 
a knowledge of military history which a professor 
would be proud of, and an academic standing 
which should open any graduate school door. 

Having already met that special someone, the 
future for Forrest and Linda seems very bright, 
and, indeed, a future that everyone expects to 
offer the very best. 

Peter Adams Norton 
"Precious," "Lt. Fuzz" 
Durham, North Carolina 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Rat Social Committee 
3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Cross Country 3, 4; ASCE 
3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 3, 2, 1 , Typist 3, Feature Editor 
2, Circulation Manager 1; Ring Figure Magazine 
Business Manager 2; Swine Club 2, 1. 

We have heard rumors about this Norton 
character— he's a Rat strainer, a ranker, a smack, 
and all the rest— and you know something— they 
are all true. Seriously though, those of the Corps 
who have never had the experience of meeting 
Pete have really . . . lucked out!!!! 

It was a long trip from "der Vaterland" to 
Lexington that bleak day in September of 1961 
He came for the party life, the wild weekends, 
the free booze, and good times, but was per- 
suaded instead to "enjoy" the company rooms, 
straining sessions, and all the other character- 
building activities. 

Pete realized that the Institute was only looking 
out for his own good right from the beginning, 
and he decided to make the most of his four long, 
long, long, long years here. Moving into "Echo's 
Big Five" this year was not by the usual military 
"method" in Pete's case. Sure, Pete could sub- 
stitute for Mr. Clean anytime or bowl a perfect 
game with his "chromish domeish," but still he's 
liked by all and even "Echo Grubs Row" affec- 
tionately call him Lt. Fuzz. 

Looking to the future, we'll see Chloe and ole 
Pete in their TR-4 wherever good people get 
together. Pete's got what it takes— determi- 
nation, character, personality, and confidence. 
You cannot keep Pete down— believe me— we 
have all tried for four years. 


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Ronald Lane Obenchain 
Bedford, Virginia 
English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military 
Student 1; Football 4; Fencing 3, 1; Intramural 
Football 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, 1. 

The "Big 0" came steaming through Jackson 
Arch with the rest of us determined to put Bed- 
ford City on the maps. When told to sound off, 
he came booming forth with that well-known, 
window-shaking voice, "Bedford City, Bedford, 
Virginia, Sur!" 

Ron's big dreams for Lance Corporal stripes 
fell under the heel of the Tactical Staff which 
caught him in civies midway through our third 
class year. But, true to form, Ron slowly worked 
his way back up so that he was awarded a saber 
during our first class year. 

No one knows, or has tried to count how many 
girls he has dated during these four years, but no 
story of him would be complete without the men- 
tion of the snows that fell, once he began his line. 
Ron's girls always had us hanging out the win- 
dows, drooling and stunned, wondering where 
he had found the latest. 

Ron's flashing saber made him a valuable 
asset to the fencing team, and he served the glee 
team well with his voluminous voice. 

His big smile and friendly word for all have made 
him a good friend to all who have really known 
him. He is the type of person who will make our 
memories of Brother Rats and VMI fond ones. 

John Joseph O'Keefe III 
"Sloth" or "J. J." 
Norfolk, Virginia 
English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 3 
2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 3, 2, Football 4 3 2 
BOMB 1 ; Glee Club 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 
IRC 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 . 

Progressively motoring through the halls and 
the 100-yard dash of dear old Norfolk Academy, 
John was inevitably given the surname of "The 
Sloth." Forced to give up his real name, John 
had to use "The Sloth" throughout High School. 
In frantic desperation to relinquish this burden- 
some title (or trademark), "The Sloth" franti- 
cally signed his name on the dotted line foradmis- 
sion tothe Virginia Military Institute. John hoped 
that at this regimented Lexington school he 
could develop superior character, bearing, and 
most of all, punctuality. No longer would he be 
related to the "Old Sloth"; but rather, as a very 
dignified punctual man of the world. But, as the 
third-class year rolled around, John's Brother 
Rats noticed that VMI was having a great affect 
on his punctuality. There was only one thing 
wrong— the affect was in the wrong direction. 
John's surname became even more associated 
with his manner, and he was eternally labeled 
with the title of "The Sloth". 

However, VMI had another great affect on "The 
Sloth's" character. John, who is also one of the 
Institute's finest English Majors, gained dignity 
and he is certainly a man of the world, especially 
in the eyes of his Brother Rats and the ladies 
(especially a certain Tidewater cutie), who should 
happen to meet him. The Sloth has a certain 
friendly quality in his character that distinguishes 
him and makes him one of our best friends and 
Brother Rats. 

Albert Marcellus Orgain IV 
Richmond, Virginia 
English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football <' 
Rat Basketball 4; Rat Track 4; Varsity Football J 1 
Intramural Football 2, 1, Captain 1, Basketba ; 
3,2, 1, Baseball 3, 2; Religious Council; Jackso : 
Memorial Hall Usher 3, 2, 1; Hop Committee 2, 1 : 
Virginia Academy of Science 3; Richmond Clu' 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Daddy Association 3, 2, 1 ; Arme.i, 
Forces Club 2; Flight Instruction Program 1. 
White Front Bakery 2. 

Everyone knows this story, but maybe wi' 
should trace it back— all the way back to Sakhalin' 
Ah yes, those Geisha girls were nice, weren' 
they! After 14 years of military prep school anc 
VMI we can be sure Chino will be ready for tha' 
wonderful military future he likes so much. Un- 
doubtedly the shortage of Moose Lodges, Hollins 
Inns, and Richard's on the moon will not hurt our 
boy, Al. As long as the supply of vice and money 
hold out, Organticus Nipponi will be in "fat city.' ' 
Combining his oriental tendencies with Semitic' 
ones, he is quite the entrepreneur or shall we say 
Pharisee! Mammon has never really entered his' 
world though— his true love is poetry— his own.; 
Long will the words of that great twentieth cen- 
tury Confucius be remembered! 

"Nothing is a hole in plenty, and plenty is ai 
copious sore." After all, our loss is the Sakhalin 
Air Force's gain. 

Bye-bye, Chino. Bona Fortuna! 


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Robert Raymond Palmer 


Hampton, Virginia 

ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Cor- 

oral 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished 
.cademic Student 1; Distinguished Military 

tudent 1; Intramural Football 1, Softball 1; 
,SCE 3, 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 

egimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 3, 2. 1. 

When Robert Raymond Palmer graduates from 
'Ml in June 1965, his cadetship will be a good 
lodel for future cadets to follow. Bobby visited 
ie General Committee only once during his 
lat year. His visits to academic buildings for 
tudy were considerably more numerous. The 
'ac staff was never forced (or able) to plague 
lobby with excess demerits. In all of his years 
t VMI Bobby continued the development of the 
haracteristics he began to show as a Rat. He 
as the valuable and real characteristic of at- 
tacking any problem, academic or military, with 
vhich he is faced. This conscientious attitude, 
:ombined with a quick mind, has given Bobby an 
icademic record that has improved each year. 
His academic growth has brought him the dis- 
inction of academic stars his first class year, 
rhese same characteristics have brought mili- 
ary success also. He is a DMS and the execu- 
ive officer of the Regimental Band. 

After fulfilling his military obligation, Bobby 
Mill attend graduate school. He has more im- 
)ortant things to do immediately after graduation, 
lowever. Bobby is a member of that small group 
)f cadets (the number seems to rapidly approach 
:ero with increasing years as a cadet), who enter 
ind leave VMI dating the same girl. Bobby takes 
lis first step into a bright future by becoming a 
lusband on June 25, 1965. 

Francis Byron Parker, Jr. 


Richmond, Virginia 

History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Private 1; International Relations 
Club; Political Science Society; Civil War Round 
Table; Fire Fighting Detail; Salute Detail. 

Byron came to the Institute four years ago 
as a Rat from the "Holy City"— Richmond- 
leaving his girl behind. Not many cadets in the 
125 years of VMI history have been able to keep 
their girls, but he did and Linda will soon be- 
come Mrs. Parker. 

He has always wanted to enter the law pro- 
fession, and he will after a brief three years in 
LawSchoolandatourinthearmy. Thenhewill 
settle down in the city he loves so well— Rich- 
mond— and begin his practice. 

Byron had no grand illusions of becoming a 
Martinet. Like any good Southerner, he believes 
in the principle of first being a gentleman and 
then being a soldier. Quiet and unassuming, he 
can often be found laughing impishly, and not 
maliciously, at the inane activities of the Insti- 
tute. He is always ready to help a Brother Rat 
wherever he may be, and he is proud to be able 
to call a man, who suffered along with him, his 

Thus, in future years, Brother Rats will remem- 
ber Byron as having the keen intelligence to 
determine the really important things in life 
which make one happy— and for him, they are 
Linda and the law profession. 

Michael Ralph Patterson 
Roanoke, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4,3, Cor- 
poral 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4; Football 4, 

3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural Softball 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4. 3, 2, 1 , 
President 2. 

Having existed in an unsocialized environ- 
ment for almost four years, the famous Roanoke 
snake decided to shed his dull grey uniform and 
migrate south to the beautiful white sand of 
the Bahamas. After completing a successful 
week at the beach, and in the bars, Mike returned 
home to the scenic valley of the Shenandoah. As 
he gazed out of his barred den over the Nile, 
he dreamed of the day when he would finally be 

Never let it be said that "Patty" spent an un- 
eventful four years at VMI. Mike spent his col- 
lege days excelling in many fields: wrestling, 
football, and socializing as well. Among these, 
football was the field in which he excelled the 
most. Although he was not invited for football 
his freshman year, he went out for the Rat team 
anyway. Three years later he was a starting 
halfback on the Big Red. Although he was 
physically small compared to the popular image 
of a college football player, his desire and deter- 
mination won respect and admiration from 
everybody. However, football was not his only 
field of interest. Mike had many female acquaint- 
ances which made his stay here more pleasant, 
but none of them was successful in tying him 



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Gregory Putnam Paynter 


Buena Vista, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 

Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Football 

< «kT. UI 2' ^ ? tba " 3 ' 2 ' '■ Basketball 3, 2, 1 
Softball 3,2, 1 , Volleyball 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ' 

VM| n Ih° d k V !! h0 liV u 6S jUSt Six miles ^ay from 
VMI should know better. But Greg decided to it a try. He was enlisted in "E" com ,V? t 

t.-.i aiiuuiu Mtow Detter 

give it a try He was enlisted in "E" company "but 

Soon fnnnrl nn4 th a + + u„ ii_!_n , il '' , ul 

s a better place 

s- ■>- .i u li j, . i ic wab eiiiiszea 
soon found out that the "gim 
for a balding old man. Although "he'does'n 
particularly care for the military, Greq has alwai 
maintained a high scholastic'average A fte^a 
hard week of academics, Greg often found it 
necessary to travel to Buena Vista to trade his 
eve Tarn"/ t ClVllia Y' 0theS - ThlS P^ctice how- 
class vea r Jh° ^ 3brUPt h3lt durin 9 his seco "d 
a luff.ln r , an v UneXpeCted 9 uest dr °PPed in 
a ' B ™° 9 eek ' Yet ' there mu st be somethina 
about this likable old man that appeals to gi " s 9 
because he's had his share during his stay at 

With his unusual ability to get along with 
everybody and his determination to get ihead 
we know that Greg will be a big success n what- 
ever he should choose to do in the future 

halto offer! ° f ' 65 WiSheS Gre9 the best »* ^ 

Ronald Davenport Petitte 

Ocean Grove, New Jersey 
English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
Corporal 2 Sergeant Major Second Battalion I 
Rat Social Committee 1; Varsity Wrestling 3 
a" V iffi™ h 2 ' 1 ; lntram ^al Softball 4 
F P nV' ^ reSt m A 4 ' Footba " 3; En S ,lsn Society 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3, 2 1 • Rinn 
Figure Committee 2; Timmins Music Society 3 
2, 1 Vice President 2; Hop Committee 2; Fire 
Fighting 3, 1; Trinity Choir 3. 

■ l Pa » d0l \T e ' Miss ' Would you like to compete 
in the Miss New MarketContest?" "No' All right " 
"Wait! What do I have to do?!" U - Mlln 9 m - 
The preceding conversation was a common 
occurrence during the spring furloughs when 
Ron led the VMI Bermuda Club into action He 

hev a hl' S .T, erry band br ° U3ht back some ""be- 
lievable tales concerning their adventures 

Yet Ron is the type of fellow that not only 
news how to have fun, but also can apply him- 
self enviously to his studies, athletics, Cadet 
leadership, and still be able to find time to teach a 
Sunday School class. Winter months find Ron 
vigorously competing on the mats in the little 
faJehn SPnn9 introducin 9 hi s ability with the 
Summer camp proved him a credible soldier 
for Ron stood high in his platoon. This achieve- 
ment was not surprising, however, to those 
knowing this talented future Marine Whether 
the future holds law, the military, or whatever 
success is imminent. wuaiever, 

Richard Wylie Phillips III 
Lynchburg, Virginia 
Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 • Intramu.i 
Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3 2 Tra, 
4; Cadet Staff 1 ; Virginia Academy o Science ' 
2; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Doc's Steak a, 
Beer Club 4, 3, 2,1; Bridge Club 104 1. , 

"He'wnn'i t .! 0m0rr0W ',r m alread y in bed n °w. 
Rat " Th« bone ™< ' m a Lynchburg footbr: 
Ph ,'r ^J" e l he words imrnortalized by Cad 

I vnrhh - , en r he r " St Ventured from the hills ,i 
Lynchburg, he found that life at VMI would t 
tough both on and off the gridiron 

omr a I U t " g early ? his attem P' t0 f,n d the mo:' 
efficient means of making his life as a Rat as eas, 
as possible, Dick soon acquired a folio of gim 
micks ranging from shining his breastplate wit 
wUh'et oil ' '° tryin9 t0 •P^ln.L shoe 

After getting the Institute well in hand, Die! 
found enough time to develop his favorite off 
campus sport-girls. Unfortunately a mix-up hi 
t e h n e V gam e e S "**" Mm ' tem P orar y setba ck early l| 

He will always be remembered by his Brothe , 
Rats as a devoted pal and by his opponents on thi 

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Harold Michael Popewiny 

"The Pope" 

Wyckoff, New Jersey 

Jivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Basketball 1 ; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Oadet 4, 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 2; Charter member 
.jf the Magnificent Seven; The 255 Club, Rat 
3addy 4, 3, 2, 1; Johnny's 3, 2, 1. 
i Harry came to VMI a full-fledged Yankee far 
rom the depths of his homeland. He came with 
a purpose and a girl. Harry, we are happy to say, 
fid not falter in his course, although he was 
jnder constant pressure from his rebel pals. 

Harry's Rat year was rather uneventful. He 
nanaged to keep his "nose clean" and come out 
with a shining clean sleeve, ready to meet the 
:ask of being a third with all its responsibilities. 
: It was in his third class year that Harry first 
began to participate in the fine social activities 
offered here in the South. We regret to say that 
he went a little overboard. In appreciation of his 
"dry" Brother Rats, he spent four months of the 
year in barracks or at the Wednesday and Satur- 
day hike and gun club. 

Needless to say, Harry started his second class 
year with a clean sleeve. It was in this year that he 
'began to seek knowledge in strange and passion- 
ate places; i.e. Southern Seminary and Hollins. 
This was the year of plenty in Club 255. There 
never seemed to be a lack of food, hot food no 
less, and nectareous delights, demerits, cards, 
and other items too numerous and too risque 
to mention. 

Now the goal is in sight for "the Pope," gradu- 
ation is in reach, a ring on the girl he loves— he 
can't make any mistakes this year and we're 
sure he won't. 


James Richard Porterfield 

"Moon," "Snake" 

Roanoke, Va. 

English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Intramural Softball 3, 2; 
Managing Editor 1965 BOMB; Assistant Business 
Manager Ring Figure Magazine; Roanoke Club 
3, 2. 

After going through high school doing nothing 
but making good grades, playing Softball and 
chasing neighborhood girls, VMI was a terrible 
shock for "Moon." He was so scared, that it is 
said he holds the all-time record for straining 
ability and "corner squaring"! Actually, our 
round-faced Brother Rat had always wanted to 
attend VMI. Every Thanksgiving Day he rooted 
for the "Big Red." Being born and raised in 
"Tech territory," just outside Roanoke, he was 
always the object of jeers from the many Tech 
fans he knew. Nevertheless, Jim was always 
faithful to the grey-uniformed Keydets. 

The fact that he managed to maintain his 
individuality in the midst of those with opposing 
views, displays the amazing paradox we call 
Jim Porterfield. What's even more amazing is 
that Jim has been able to maintain his own un- 
wavering opinions and still remain a personal 
friend of almost every man in the Corps. 

"Moon" is definitely not the average man he's 
way above the common lot in both academics 
and personality. There are some individuals 
whose honest friendliness is reflected in a 
magnetic quality that attracts everyone. To know 
Jim is to be his friend. He is one of those rare 
people who deserve the title "nice guy." 

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Charles Daniel Price III 

"Danny," "CD" 

Stanley, Va. 

Biology; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, 
Sergeant 1; Distinguished Academic Student 
3 years; Distinguished Military Student 1 year; 
Intramural Football 4,3,2, 1, Basketball 4,3,2, 1, 
Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Cross 
Country 1, Wrestling 2, Company Manager 1, 
Intramural Council 1; Virginia Academy of 
Science 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Student Union 2, 1 ; VMI 
Forest Fire Detachment 3, 2. 

Out of the town of Stanley in the Page Valley 
of Virginia came "CD." to thrust upon the VMI 
his ominous presence. In return, the obscurity of 
Rat life was thrust upon him. For nine months 
thereafter he spent his time trying to evade the 
dangers looming on the third stoop, writing 
letters to a certain Barbara, and making his way 
to a stand in the upper 10% of his class. 

Decorated with a third class stripe, he pro- 
ceeded to gain academic distinction and to pick 
himself happily up off the superintendent's car- 
pet after being spared from the effect of a bomb 
he caught from the Chemistry Department. The 
second class year witnessed the loss of his stars, 
the passage of Ring Figure with unsurpassed 
bliss, and many visits to Radford College. 

With the arrival of the first class stripe came the 
time for applying to medical schools, anxious 
trips to Durham, Richmond, and Charlottesville 
for interviews, and afterwards the horrible wait 
for that acceptance reply which made VMI worth- 
while and graduation such a blessed day. 


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Russell Christian Proctor III 

"Russ," "Troll" 

Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 2, 1 ; Lance Corporal 
3; Intramural Football 4, Judo 4, 3; Virginia Acad- 
emy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; Circulation and Business 
Staffs of Cadet, Assistant Circulation Manager 
3, 2; International Relations Club 2, 1; Armed 
Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; White Front Pie Shop 2; 
Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1 . 

Ever since the little Troll first "modocked" 
from under his bridge, his infamy has spread 
even as far as Staunton and Mary Baldwin. It's 
not often that trolls leave the Mecca of Troll- 
dom— Rockbridge County— in order to wander 
abroad, but it is said that part of the little Troll 
will always remain in Staunton— that faraway land 
to the North. 

For his next trick, it has been rumored that the 
Troll (notice the hydrocephalic head and minia- 
ture acromegaly) is forming a coalition with 
Yoder Kritch, President of UFFFPFT (United 
Federation for Fair Play for Trolls) to march on 
Washington in protest against Joan Baez, lamp- 
lighting, and One-World Fanaticism. This ven- 
ture is of course depending on the outcome of 
the next Moose Lodge party and on the solvency 
of Monumental Arms Company. 

The little Troll has waxed strong of mind and 
body under the watchful pedagogy of the "NOM" 
and, as far as we can tell, he is going into the 
used belt business, orheisgoing to sellguns to 
the Black Muslims, or he is going to form a chap- 
ter of the UJA in Beirut, or do anything in order 
to make enough money to pay his phone bill. 

The class of '65 bids farewell to one of its most 
unforgettable characters. Bona Fortuna! 

John Reed Prosser 

Winchester, Virginia 

English; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; 
Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 
2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 
4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3; 
BOMB Staff 4, 3, Assistant Sports Editor 2, 
Sports Editor 1 ; Club '60 2, 1 ; Fourth Class Eng- 
lish Award 4; College Bowl Team 1; Publicity 
Chairman Ring Figure Committee 2. 

In the fall of 1961 a young, stout Virginian came 
galloping out of the She nandoah Valley to matric- 
ulate at VMI. This lad, who considers Win- 
chester the real capitol of Virginia, is fondly 
known as the "Pros." "Pros" started his aca- 
demic endeavors early by winning the Fourth 
Class English Award (actually the $100 award 
was John's real motive for winning). John con- 
tinued his scholarly ways by being one of the top 
ranking English majors the next three years. 

It was the quick push-button-type fingers of 
"the Pros" that enabled him to gain a seat on the 
College Bowl team. Then in the 1963-64 basket- 
ball season, it was again the quick hands of "the 
Pros" that set a Southern Conference record for 
the longest shot . . . incidentally, that year VMI 
won the Southern Conference Tournament and 
advanced to the NCAA Tournament. 

"The Pros" also had a social name to live up to 
in being a member of the famous "Club 60." 
"Pros" made many trips to the Sugar Shack in 
hopes of finding a Mrs. Ranger; however, one 
was not to be found, . . . yet. 

It is in high esteem that we bid farewell to 
"the Pros" as he ventures along the paths of 

Merrill Frederick Prugh 

"Butch," Squash" 

Dayton, Ohio 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramun 
Football 4, 3, 1, Volleyball 1; Virginia Academ 
of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet 3; Fire Fightinq 3, 2 : 

They call him the "Squasher," and the squashi 
er he is. From the time Butch entered th. 
arch until the time he walked across the platforn 1 
at graduation, he did everything in the world hr 
could to achieve one goal . . . being accepted ti 
Medical School. Accepted he was, to one of tht 
best in the country. 

His last three years at VMI were filled witl 
stumbling stones and pitfalls, but the determii 
nation and luck of the confirmed private puller.*' 
him through. Demerits, PT's, and confinement 
surrounded him during this time, but life is no':: 
all joy. Amnesty is one of the few words that is 
cherished in the hearts of many cadets, and : 
Butch is no exception, due to the fact that sur-; 
vival of his third and second class years hinged-' 
upon it. Needless to say, the President came 1 
through, and so did the Biology majorfrom Ohio/ 

For four years Butch has shown the determi-' 
nation and self-drive that is bound to bring him 1 
the success he desires in graduate school and in 
later life. To a real "Brother Rat" of the class of 
'65 we wish all the luck in the world. 





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Norman DePue Radford, Jr. 
Woodbridge, Virginia 
;ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1; 
listinguished Academic Student 2; Monogram 
:iub 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 4, 
, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; 
riternational Relations Club 1. 

Norm was affectionately labeled the "feindox" 
luring the initial days of his cadetship. After 
tiree years of protests, his resignation insures 
he permanence of his nickname among many 
if his "Brother Rats." When Norm was not 
ilefending his ranking position as a CE, he 
vould be releasing his fury against cross country 
ind half mile opposition on the track. After 
completing one year, he was one of the few who 
would sincerely profess his love for the Institute. 

"Feindox" went home the summer after his 
hird class year with the preoccupation of dis- 
covering someone special for Ring Figure. He 
ound her, and his second class year flew by. 
All good things must come to an end though, and 
they did during the summer before our first class 
year. Quietly, Norm resigned himself to the 
loneliness of the long distance running and the 
academic concentration which insure the covet- 
ed academic stars. In his last year, Feindox 
moved rapidly over the cinders to add to the 
prestige of VMI's track team. Graduate school 
and advanced degrees may slow him down, but 
after that . . .? 

Keith Alan Ramsay 
Challis, Idaho 
English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural 
Ping-Pong 1; First Class Editor of the 1965 
BOMB 1; J. M. Hall Usher; English Society; 
White Front Bakery 2; Chairman Archer's Club 
2, 1. 

Challis, Idaho, Guatemala City, Laos, and 
Bagdad, (Arizona, that is)— these are the homes 
of Rabbit. Keith came to VMI from one, or all, 
of these places, but wherever it is, he is one 
Brother Rat who will be welcome anywhere. 

One of the most easygoing and friendly people 
on any continent, Keith has played, successfully, 
the role of the roving adventurer in his four 
years at VMI. With his parents overseas, he 
has appeared at parties (one of his favorite 
pastimes), and beaches in three or four different 
places, to include Mexico, every summer. Along 
with his pastime of the academic pursuits, Keith 
is regularly seen in his role of Robin Hood, 
bridge player, lady's man, and, of late, a harried 
First Class Editor of the BOMB. 

We all thought that Keith was to be caught 
up in the throes of marriage at one time, but 
owing to his performance at Natural Bridge, and 
some other sly moves with girls, the old Rabbit 
was back on the female trail that led him to most 
of the girls' schools in the state. 

As for the future, Keith may turn up as a suc- 
cessful Latin American revolutionary leader, 
or as an easygoing fisherman playboy in some 
Mexican village. These two speculations are 
highly improbable, because Keith has the qual- 
ities of a leader and, we can be sure, will use 

Stevens LeConte Ramsey 
Greenville, Texas 
Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Private 1; Cross Country 4; Intra- 
mural Track 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 
3, 2, 1 ; Scuba Club, Secretary 4, 2; Texas Club; 
Ring Committee 2; "D" Company Class of '65 
Orphan's Fund, Chairman 3, 2, 1; Assistant 
Scout Master 1. 

"The Blackest Land and the Whitest People" 
is the motto of the small East Texas town which 
sent VMI its finest. From the metropolis of 
Greenville to the cultural center of the Western 
world, Steve has blazed an unforgettable path. 
He was surprised to find that VMI was not a 
party school. Even here, he made history as 
one of the few cadets to transfer out of the history 
curriculum in favor of another field of endeavor. 
He became one of VMI's Aggies, and it was 
during this time that stripes bloomed on his 
sleeves. At the same time, "Pillows" went the 
way of all Rats' girls. He was crushed, but he 
soon found consolation at American Airlines. 
Soon after Ring Figure, he decided to leave VMI. 
As unthinkable as it was, he gave up his home 
away from home for college. It seems that he 
did so well in physics that VMI requested him 
to prove it again this summer. 

Once again enclosed within the walls of Bar- 
racks, Ramsey is looking forward to medical 
school. After four rather erratic years as a 
cadet, Ramsey faces a promising career in 
medicine. '65 is fortunate to have classmates 
like Ramsey who exemplify the finest that VMI 
has stood for since 1839. 

vr*\\ ISc THERf 


John Curtis Rasmussen, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 
Biology; Armor; Private, Lance Corporal 3 
Private 2, 1; Cross Country 4, Baseball 4; Vir- 
ginia Academy of Science 3; Cadet Waiter 1. 

Raz came up from Richmond completely 
ignorant of military life, but after four years 
claims to be completely ignorant of civilian life 
We must challenge this statement after hearing 
of his exploits this past summer. It seems that 
his fame has spread throughout the state to many 
institutions of higher learning, especially those 
in the Lynchburg area. After spending the 
entire spring of his second class year under 
confinement as a result of the "Great W&L 
tasters Purge," Raz vowed that they would 
never catch him again, and it appears that they 
won t get another chance, because Raz managed 
to influence his brother's choice of college (the 
younger Rasmussen is presently a W&L fresh- 
man). Whether Raz will respond to Doc's 
urging and work for an M.D. Degree remains 
to be seen, but we are confident that Raz will be 
successful in whatever medical science he 

Beverly Creighton Read 
"Bev," "John" 
Lexington, Virginia 
History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1 ; Tennis 4; Basket- 
ball 4; Intramural Football 3, Basketball 3 2 1 
Softball 2, 1; 1965 Ring Committee; Cadet Re- 
creation Rooms Committee 2, Chairman 1- Hop 
Committee 2, Treasurer 1; Glee Club 3; Flight 
Instruction Program 1; Library Assistant 2 1; 
"Club 60" 2, 1; Rockbridge County Club 3, 2 1 ■ 
Fire Fighter 3, Cadet in Charge 1. 

Although the Big "R" has spent his life 
traveling from one place to another as an Army 
brat, he considers Lexington his home. VMI has 
always been the choice of Little Bev better 
known to his Brother Rats as John. 

Until "Club 60" grabbed John, he had not 
been informed that all work and no play makes 
Jack a real vegetable. Little Bev quickly learned 
how to play as hard as he worked. Just two days 
before Finals in his Rat year, the Big "R" decided 
to see what being a W&L frat man was like 
John soon found that being a "mink" was quite 
costly-to the tune of 10-2-40. The urge hit him 
again his Second Class year and he had to 
call on President Johnson for help. 

As treasurer of the Hop Committee, and chair- 
man of the Recreation Committee, Bev has 
found at his disposal many keys to out-of-the- 
way places. Among the most important of his 
tasks is that of custodian of the "Sugar Shack." 
"Club 60" will always be thankful to Granny 
Read and the Big "R" for some unforgettable 
times in the land of Goshen. 

Being ever aware of his academic standing, 
John has spent much time studying. 

William Miller Reed 
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 
Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Footbai 
o 3 ,' ?L V, „ Mon °9 ram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramura 
Basketball 2; ACS 3, 2, First Class Representa 
five 1 ; RDC (Rat Daddy Club) 3, 2, 1. 

Likeable Bill is called Billee by his friends Hi 
is good natured in Barracks, he becomes 'dis 
torted when crossed by bucking rankers Thti 
freshmen call him Daddy and the rankers cah 
him Grub. To the rest of us, he is a great guy 
He tries hard in all of his undertakings anc 
excels on the gridiron. It is believed that he hai 
an owner's share in the city of Waynesburg: 
Pennsylvania and it is also rumored that he 
knows Bill George. Bill is a little too plump tc 
tit into a test tube, but he still loves to qo to pi 
Chem lab. 

When asked about the daily disappointments 
that are meted out by the authorities, he replies 
They can't do that!" Being a natural patron 
of the goddess Venus, his favorite day is Valen- 
tine s Day-but Bill never forgets that Cupid, 
is blind. Having been accused of being artisti- 
cally inclined, Bill maintains that he likes under- 
cover agent work the best, and to illustrate this 
tact he let it be known that he wanted only a 
lock for Christmas. Being a true chemist, Bill 
used Ring Figure to observe the reaction of 
intoxicants on the human system. 

He likes little kids named Mike and Mom's 
homecooking; he is affectionate towards little 
pussy cats and silly geese. For the rest of his life 
he wants to look into people's mouths as a 
dentist. Bill is a great guy to have as a friend. 




M wauwn— flii i nnntmiww i nwT, 


William Marion Riddick 111 

"R. K. Brown," "Bill," "Rooster" 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; 
Intramural Softbal 

Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Football; ASCE 3. 

"Rooster," this sobriquet will always bring 
to mind one destined never to be forgotten by 
his Brother Rats. A man with more depth, 
warmth, and feeling to his soul than can be 
imagined, one can only wish the best for Bill. 

Tempered by a personal Rat Line his Brother 
Rats never endured, Bill survived and excelled 
against a deck stacked 90% against him. From 
107 and 213, to 131, Bill has had a rough time of it 
at the Institute. He is one who has always been 
able to come back— no matter how far he was 

Never one to refuse a good time, Bill has pro- 
vided many hours of excellent company for those 
who have had the pleasure of his companionship. 
Now with graduation drawing near, many hours 
of labor on the books behind him, Bill is pricing 
rings— and for the sweetest girl in the world. 

We will all fondly remember "The Rooster," 
and we know the best will come his way. (Or 




Ralph Byron Robertson 


Richmond, Virginia 

Mathematics 2, 1; Physics 4, 3; Armor; Private 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3; 
Honor Court 2, 1 ; First Vice President; Rat Foot- 
ball 4; Varsity Football 3, 2; Intramural Football 
2, 1 ; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Second Class Representative 
to the Publications Board; Emcee of Publications 
Banquet 2; Sports Editor VMI Cadet 1; Math 
Club; the No. 1 Club. 

Four years ago, a new addition was added to 
the sound system at VMI. A second "turnout" 
was added. It started early with Rat football, 
on which he later starred as a tackle, and it has 
remained for the past four years. 

The colorful character came with a chip on his 
shoulder and proudly maintains that it has never 
been removed. He has constantly taken the 
side of the underdog in all arguments, usually 
the freshmen or the privates. 

A strong disbeliever in the class system, he 
kept the E. C. and G. C. busy for the first year of 
his cadetship with his constant visits. 

After allotting him the greatest honor of his 
life by electing him to the Honor Court, none of 
his friends will ever forget the eventful evening 
in the Lyric, for which he became member of 
the No. 1 Club. 

Until the beginning of his first class year, he 
had served more confinement than anyone else 
in his class. 

He is one of those people who, after having 
graduated, would rather be remembered as a 
friend to all than a "Brother Rat" to a few. 

Peter Rondiak 


New Haven, Connecticut 

Civil Engineering; Armor; Private4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intra- 
mural Football 4, 3, 2, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, Baseball 
4,3,2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Pete's behavior pattern as a private (4, 3, 2, 1) 
was begun when he slept through a Rat Dis- 
ciplinary Committee meeting. Since then he has 
remained the Civil Engineering department's 
foremost authority on that blissful state popularly 
referred to as Liberal Art Heaven. 

But it all hasn't been sack time for Francis. 
No, occasionally he found time to contribute to 
the general economy of Johnny's and the C. I. 
Out of fairness to his organizing spirit he must 
receive credit for organizing the National Table 
Football League, and perfecting volley-sock. 
He has also defeated the Washington and Lee 
chess team singlehandedly. Pete has a dis- 
concerting way of always winning. 

Through an inherent human sense and tact 
he has developed many close friendships. Pete 
certainly has those traits which make up an 
interesting personality. Although an engineer, 
he is a dilettante of history and possesses a 
widely varied store of knowledge. When com- 
bined with his personal luck, Pete's uncanny 
sence of logic and reason enables him to land 
on his feet in any situation (skiing excepted, 

V/AI WA-s THfcRt 

lSfc.1 - \8(o5 



Lawrence Lyon Rose 

Renfrew, Pennsylvania 

Mathematics B.A.; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Private 3, Sergeant 1, Intramural 
Football 3, 2, Softball 4, 3, 2, Basketball 3, 2, 
Tennis 4, 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Accompanist 
1; Math Club 2, 1. 

A story of success has marked Larry's prog- 
ress while at VMI, for he possesses the ability 
to adapt himself to almost any situation, es- 
pecially if it concerns a close bridge game. 
That's where he can usually be found, if there's 
one going on. Among his other attributes, 
Larry has the ability to play the piano with great 
feeling. This capacity got his position as ac- 
companist for the VMI Glee Club. 

During the break between his second and first 
class years, Larry was awarded a government- 
paid vacation to Indiantown Gap Military Res- 
ervation for his efforts in Military Science. 
There he was in the position to tell the un- 
informed of the life of the VMI cadet. 

Larry likes the finer things of life, such as 
literature, liquor, music, girls, mathematics, 
general permit, sports, and all duty. Many of 
these tastes were developed by his strict ad- 
herence to the discipline of his major and the 
rules of VMI. He leaves his Brother Rats the 
assurance that Lawrence L. Rose will succeed 
in his endeavors, and will be a tribute to that 
VMI knack for getting things done on time. 

We wish you the best of luck, Larry, in your 
pursuit of higher education. We are sure that 
MAorPh.D. will come quickly and easily for you. 

Charles Allan Russell 

"Charlie Russ" 
Alexandria, Virginia 

History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 
2; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Rat Swimming 
Team 4; Intramural Football 1, Intramural Tennis; 
Editorial Staff Typist for Cadet 4; Advertising 
Manager for BOMB 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 
(Secretary 2); Vice Commandant's Award 
Summer Camp 2. 

Charlie wasn't alone on Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 13, 1961, but before long he was marked 
as a man to watch. Labeled "Grins" that very 
day, "First Call" Russell embarked on what was 
destined to be one of the most colorful VMI 
cadetships. Convinced after one semester that 
horizontal labs were far better than those in 
Physics, Charlie became a student of History 
and set his sights on Harvard. A true LA, "Rat" 
Russell found enough time to cause many a 
young female heart to throb a little faster— some 
so fast that we used to drop our Playboy maga- 
zines whenever he returned from the mailroom. 
Yes, CA was unique among our Brother Rats. 
Although he has had such success with the 
fairer sex, he also holds the distinction of being 
the only man at VMI ever to lose his running 
girl to the convent. Aside from this major blow 
and a permit posted in the third class sinks, 
Charlie has always managed to be cheerful about 
something. This ability, balanced remarkably 
well with his seriousness toward academics, is 
sure to be the key to his certain success in the 
future. Able to handle his own problems well 
(with the exception of Finals his second class 
year), CA has never been involved in a "hairy 

John Thomas Rust 


Falls Church, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Unattached; Private 4, Lance , 
Corporal 3, Corporal 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram . 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations : 
Club 4; Treasurer 3; Vice President 2; Northern ; 
Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Surveying Club 3, 2, 1. 

When a loud, ear-piercing whistle breaks the 
monotony of barracks life, one knows that 
John "Kadab" Rust is about to appear and 
brighten one's day. Truly, he is everybody's 
friend and ally. 

John, not adhering to the doctrine of con- ■ 
formity, actually enjoyed his first year at VMI. 
It was histhird class year that gave him somuch 
trouble, and it was in this year that he adopted 
his determined optimistic outlook on life. Those 
of us who know him so well should be thankful 
for his philosophy, for it has saved us from many 
hours of despair. 

In his first two years, John was known for 
his extracurricular activities such as running 
track, running the block, and running from the 
clutches of fast-moving girls. Nowhe has settled 
down to a more determined and meaningful life 
of burning the midnight oil and concentrating 
more on his leadership abilities. 

Knowing John has been a meaningful ex- 
perience in itself. We know that wherever he 
goes, he will uphold the name of VMI and be 
successful in all his future endeavors. 



Philip Zoren Rutzchow, Jr. 

"P. Z." 

Jamaica, West Indies 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4; Summer 
School 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Jamaica 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1. 

Jamaica, other than being a great tourist 
attraction, is also noted for its great deposits of 
bauxite mined by Kaiser Aluminum. 

In 1961 one of our institutions of higher learn- 
ing sent out a royal invitation to our "Mr. Cools." 
After closing out a few big deals, "The Zoron" 
mounted his camel and, guided by the great 
star of the East, deposited himself inside Limits 
Gates, there being no room in the Inn. 

Desiring to have more free time he embarked 
on the five-year program. Our friend P. Z. has 
constantly been plagued with that ancient VMI 
sickness called "Rack Attack-itis." Every night 
about ten o'clock one could hear "The Giant" 
calling to "The Zoron"-"HAVE YOU DONE 

After three years at VMI and after being a 
charter member of summer school, our P. Z. 
finally realized that he wanted to settle down. 

In all sincerity, Phil has been a good Brother 
Rat and a great roommate. It is easy to get along 
with him personally and this will undoubtedly 
bring him a lot of success in life. 

William Francis Ryan 


Arlington, Virginia 

History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental S-3) 1; Dis- 
tinguished Military Student 1; Track 4, 3; Intra- 
mural Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 2, 1; Newman 
Club 1 ; Hop and Floor Committee 4, 3, 2, Presi- 
dent 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; International 
Relations Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Political Science Club 2; 
Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

The autumn of 1961 saw an apprehensive 
specimen creep through Jackson Arch and into 
a life which would transform him into a man with 
a body like Steve Reeves' (?), charms like Rock 
Hudson's (?), and as many stripes as a zebra 
in the Bronx Zoo. During the course of four 
years, "Ryanovitch" has lent his good athletic 
ability to intramuralsand could be found working 
out almost every day of his cadetship. The years 
1961-1963 were cruel to the great social hopes 
of this future zebra. It was not until the spring 
of '63 that his energies in this field began to 
bear fruit as he was appointed President of the 
Hop Committee and journeyed to Richmond, 
D. C, Florida, and Bermuda in search of . . . 
entertainment. He has done a superior job with 
the Committee; however, his suggestion that a 
string quartet be engaged for an informal dance 
met with wide disapproval in the Corps as did 
some of his Regimental orders. 

An outstanding history major, this young 
man's researches have resulted in the R&W 
National Collegiate Aptitude Test, and the 
qualifications for the ideal woman. "Ryanovitch 
has set his sights high and will be very success- 
ful in anything he does. 



John Charles Schafer 


Alexandria, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Lance Cor- 
poral 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Armed Forces 
Club 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 1; Air 
Force Rifle Team 4; IEEE 2, 1. 

Zoom— Alexandria John came to VMI with 
one intention— that of becoming superintendent 
of Southern Sem. But John soon learned that 
the Electrical Engineering Dept. and a certain 
short, rotund, bald-headed man had different 
ideas on how to spend a weekend. Romeo 
climbed to fame in his Rat year by being one of 
the Rats responsible for having the entire 
3rd Class lose its privileges for the month of 
December— certainly to be remembered as a 
milestone for any Rat. 

John's third class year found him ranked No. 
2 in the EE curriculum— a success which he 
attributed to his drawing abilities. The following 
summer Sonny won a summer school academic 
stripe which he ironically appreciated. 

Moving intothe Electrical Labs in second class 
year, Corporal John became noted for his lab 
techniques. His skill with the data pencil and 
ability to sleep with numerous motors running 
made him the apple of Ben's eye. However, 
statics, an old favorite of John's, kept him 
wondering "Why for you don't speak good 

John will be remembered not only as a Brother 
Rat, but as a real buddy to all who knew him. 

v/A» vv*6 THERE 


Alexander Ernst Schultes 
Alexandria, Virginia 
History; Platoon Leader's Class; Private 4; 
Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat 
Cross Country 4; Intramural Football 3, 2. 1 Soft- 
ball 4, 3. 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Figure 
Magazine 2; Newman Club 4, 3; Political Science 
Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 
4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 1; Glee Club 1 ; 
Brookside 2. 

"Is this an open or closed weekend?" This 
was Alex's first and favorite question during his 
four years at VMI. BOMB furloughs, Cadet 
furloughs, Glee Club trips, medical furloughs, 
and weekends added up to never more than two 
straight weekends at the Institute. Alex, a 
typical L.A., believed in the philosophy: early 
to bed in the morning, afternoon, and evening— 
never to rise. 

Alex (known as "the Kraut") came to VMI to 
become another Dan Flagg, but was somewhat 
slowed down in attaining this goal by becoming 
an early member of the "leper colony." Member- 
ship in Brookside opened new doors, and Alex 
was now able to make good use of those seldom 
spent weekends at the Institute. 

Even though much of his cadetship was taken 
up by weekends and extracurricular activities, 
Alex still found time to open his books, and open 
them he did. 

Seriously though, Alex is a very conscientious 
student, as is evidenced by his stand in the upper 
portion of his curriculum. He possesses quali- 
ties which will be valuable assets in life: a 
good personality, and an ability to make friends 

Wilmore Sherrick Scott, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 
Physics; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant (Second Battalion S-4) 
1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Distin- 
guished Academic Student 1; Intramural 
Football 3, 2, 1, Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; AIP 4; Cadet 
Staff 3, 1; The VMI Commanders 4. 3, 2, Music 
Director 1 ; Ring Committee 2. 

Having been a former track star at Hermitage 
High, Will was very successful in out-distancing 
the "Tac" officers at Virginia Military Institute 
during his Rat year. Since that time, everything 
has been downhill for Will— except the women. 
But even in this field, after much hard work, he 
has been successful in pressing up the hill of 
science with noble (?) thoughts. 

Among the outstanding achievements during 
the four years that Will has made Virginia 
Military Institute his healthful and pleasantabode 
are academic stars for all four years, and DMS. 
Although he is an active member of the Virginia 
Military Institute Commanders (lead trumpet) 
the Regimental Band (1st trumpet), and the 
Honor Court (Prosecutor), Will somehow 
manages to devote the greater part of his time 
to Physics, his only true love. As a "saber 
shnger" on the Second Battalion Staff, Will 
always looked forward to table make-overs— it 
was his good fortune to have the job of as- 
signing seats to everyone in the Corps. 

To Will we all wish the best of luck in the many 
years to come, for never was there a man truer 
to the model of a Virginia Military Institute 
Cadet— gentleman, friend, and scholar. 

Warren Pratt Self 

Falmouth, Virginia 
English; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; 
Distinguished Academic Student 2, 1; Who's 
Who in American Colleges and Universities 1; 
Intramural Football 3, 2; Cadet Staff 2, 1 ; BOMB 
Staff 3, 2, Editor-in-Chief 1; Publications Board 
1 ; Privates Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; The RDC (Rat Daddv 
Committee) 3, 2, 1. 

From Stafford County in northeastern Virginia i 
came a young man setting out to make his mark 
at VMI. There was not a Rat more practiced at 
the art of push-ups during the first few weeks, 
but that was soon over. Things settled down to 
a serene pace, and when the so-called resur- 
rection time came, Warren did not go. This is 
the ease in which Warren took his Rat year. 

As a third classman with high academic goals, 
he began to make his mark in that area. But 
there were still occasions for many good times. 
Being a staunch private, he was demoted to the 
rank of Lance Corporal, which was not lonq 

Having relinquished the ways of civilian life, 
he was back as a second. He had two things in 
mind: to have a great time at Ring Figure and to 
obtain Academic Stars. Parts of Ring Figure 
may be translucent, but by use of his great 
vocabulary all will be remembered. 

Back for the last time with his stars shining 
(not his shoes) Warren had a full year ahead. 
With graduate school plans, editorship of the 
1965 BOMB, and those special plans for the 
future with Judy, Warren was always busy. 


Robert Merrick Semple 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, I; VMI Cadet 
4, 3; Armed Forces Club 2. 

The "Troll" came from the land of sugar cane 
and swamp water that is found in Louisiana. 
Because of his desire to keep his feet dry during 
the rainy season, he came north to the land of 
wine and honey. The idea of wearing a uniform 
and going to VMI appealed to him because it 
would attract beautiful girls; however, for the 
most part, it attracted only Tactical Officers. It 
was not long until he found himself trying to 
survive the academic and military life. This 
battle was successful. 

He has been associated with the PX for three 
years and has developed some new talents. 
Some have accused him of having dollar marks 
engraved on his glasses; they call him "Midas." 

While reviewing his four years at VMI, Bob 
says that he feels he has failed to take advantage 
of some things offered here. But he has gained 
many things that could not have been gained 
elsewhere. "The past cannot be lived again, 
and each must live for the future." And with that 
philosophic statement, the Troll passes from 
the role of cadet to that of alumnus. We all wish 
him the best of luck in all of his endeavors. 

f~ ^ 

Michael Leonard Sexton 


Alexandria, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 
3; Baseball 3; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; Virginia Academy 
of Science 3, 2, 1; Commandant's Paperboy 
Staff 3. 

On the 13th day of September, in the fall of 
'61, the Blond Bombshell hit Jackson Arch with 
a smile on his face and a merry gleam in his eye 
. . . neither of which have varied during his trials 
and tribulations as a cadet. It didn't take long 
for him to be recognized as a real military leader, 
and he was quickly chosen as a charter member 
of the Leper Squad and given a chance to 
exercise his superior training. 

Since that time, Mike has done many things 
which have helped to brighten the dull days of 
cadetship. Wiping printer's ink from his hands 
as truckloads of paper were carried from the 
Commandant's Office ... or removing a little 
paint from his fingernails as the walls of barracks 
were repainted their original color: he always 
had a smile on his face. 

For four long years Mike has made the un- 
eventful—eventful, the unreal— real, and the dis- 
heartening—humorous. A firm believer in fair 
play, he has gone out of his way in many cases 
to try to correct certain situations, or to offer 
help to those in need of it. 

Mike's wit, sense of humor, and determination 
have made it clear that he is here to succeed 
and to continue to do so in later life. The Class 
of '65 wishes the best to Mike, a true Brother Rat. 


James Stuart Shepherd 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4; VMI BOMB, Ad- 
vertising Manager 2, Business Manager 1 ; Publi- 
cations Board 1. 

If one were to be asked to name the one cadet 
who entered VMI with a fierce determination to 
do good, chances are that Shep's name would 
be mentioned. Here is a man who came to VMI 
resolved to graduate with good marks, never to 
walk a PT, and to enjoy to the fullest possible 
extent the "happy, carefree college days." He 
has managed to keep two-thirds of his resolution. 
Constantly on or near the Dean's List, a fre- 
quent visitor of the CI, Johnny's, and frat parties, 
Chippy overlooked the fact that VMI also had 
rules and regulations. He spent a considerable 
proportion of his cadetship either under con- 
finement or pounding the bricks Wednesday 
and Saturday afternoons. 

Chippy would have continued with his happy- 
go-lucky life, but in the summer between his 
sophomore and junior years disaster struck. 
Guilty in this calamity was a young lady from 
Texas, and, blinded with sudden affection, 
Chippy decided to hurl himself into the unknown 
realms of matrimony, much to the consternation 
and despair of his roommates. Overnight his 
habits changed— the fickle boy suddenly became 
more mature and more studious than he had 
ever been. 

For the future, we wish him and Charlyn all 
the luck and happiness! 

VAM \r/A% TrttRE 

James Gleason Sherrard 


Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Mathematics; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1, Lance 
Corporal 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 
4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, Co- 
captain 1 ; Math Club 2, 1. 

Jim has become the fifth Sherrard to pass 
through Jackson Arch both ways. Like his 
father, Jim has met the challenge of VMI in the 
classroom and on the athletic field. Jim has 
maintained a "B" average for the four years and 
is the fifth ranking Math Major. 

Being an excellent athlete, Jim, having turned 
down football and track scholarships in Cali- 
fornia, came to VMI to take control of the jumping 
events in Indoor and Outdoor track. Few people 
possess the fierce competitive spirit that this guy 
has. When the competition gets tough, this 
guy's desire to win gets tougher. Jim conveys 
this "never give up" spirit to all the men who 
know him. This year Jim was a unanimous 
choice for track co-captain. The injuries are 
gone. This is the year that Jim should capture 
that long-sought-after Southern Conference 

The future holds quite a bit of "jumping" in 
store for Jim. He hopes to help out Uncle Sam's 
track team. There is graduate school and a 
teacher-coach position somewhere. We, his 
Brother Rats, will miss the warm, friendly, likeable 
guy, but we wish him all the sucess that's 
waiting for him. 


Donald William Sherwood 
East Aurora, New York 
listry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 

1; Distin- 

guished Academic Student 3; Wrestling 4,3,2, 1; 
Track 4; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; 
JM Hall Balcony Choir; Valentine Decoration 

Don entered VMI after first coming to Lexing- 
ton to see W&L, but he realized the tremendous 
advantages of VMI. He first set out to be "R.C." 
but his dyke, Jim Trice, quickly changed his 
misled path to the glorious root of three year 

Don's 3rd class year was likely his best, since 
Don put on academic stars, modeled civilian 
clothes for Col. Gillespie, and became a paper 
boy for Col. Smith. 

His second class year Don was very active 
again doing various odd tasks for the Institute, 
for which they gladly paid him. Valentine Day 
is Don's favorite day of the year. It was his 
second class year that he became so overjoyed 
on this occasion that he helped the Institute 
paint barracks. 

Don turned to more serious things his first 
class year; books and girls. After many lessons 
on being suave by his roommates, he proceeded 
to visit the local girls' schools. Behind the lead 
of the suave Anaconda he had good success, 
and can now return to New York with a complete 
education. It is impossible for Don to meet 
anything but success with his brains and 
"looks," thus it is with little meaning when we 
wish Don the best of luck. 

Edwin Jackson Shuler, Jr. 
Stanley, Virginia 
Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4 
Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 
Basketball 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1 
Softball 3, 2, 1; Volleyball 2, 1; Institute oj 
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Secretary 2 
Chairman 1 ; Radio Club2. 

On the thirteenth of September, 1961, the 
"Stanley Stump-Jumper" arrived at the yellowing 
and slightly ivy-colored walls of the VMI bar- 
racks, leaving behind him the simple and care- 
free thoughts of the high school senior and' 
entering a broad new life which seemed at the.' 
time an impossible obstacle. However, begin- 
ning on the first day of his VMI career, he began 
the climb to success by graciously accepting as 
his dyke the regimental commander. From that 
time until present, he has consistently met 
with success in every endeavor. Jackie has been 
either second or third ranking Electrical Engineer 
for his last three years, and when one comes to 
know him as I do, they inevitably find that his 
pursuits do not lie all in one direction, but in 
myriad fields, in each of which his drive, 
and seemingly never-ending reservoir of energy 
have given him a high level of achievement. 

If I may make a prediction (and I see no way 
in which I may be stopped) I foresee Edwin 
Jackson Shuler, Jr. gracing a much higher 
station in life than many of us shall ever ap- 
proach. His winning personality and natural 
friendliness, like the great Will Rogers, will 
never make him an enemy, but only friends. 


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James Jefferson Sinclair 
"Spook," "Jim" 
Hampton, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 

Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 

Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 

ASCE3, 2, 1. 

On that bleak and drear day tnat the Brother 

: Rats of 1965 entered VMI, there was among us 

i a thin, bushy-haired boy from the marshlands of 

I Tidewater, James Jefferson Sinclair, a native 

: of Hampton, Virginia, entered his "home on the 

i hill" on the double and has been running ever 

since. It wouldn't surpriseanyoneto see "Jimmy 

Jeff" running after his diploma on June 13. If 

it isn't Cross Country, it's Indoor Track. If it 

isn't Indoor Track, it's Outdoor Track. Known 

to his fellow trackmen as "Spook," Jim has 

participated in year-round track every year of 

his cadetship. 

Jim has always managed to keep his grade 
average up to the required standard, although 
spending every summer in summer school. The 
only "repeat" was his old and relentless enemy 

Jim is never very hard to find when you need 
him. He is either studying, running, or sleeping. 
Jim is a good friend to have in any circum- 
stances. If you ever are in a hurry to see him, 
be careful when you enter the room— you are 
liable to find yourself standing on him. 

James Grayson Sipolski 


Streator, Illinois 

Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Captain (Company Commander) 
1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who's 
Who Among Students in American Colleges 
and Universities 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3; AIP 4, Treas- 
urer 3, Secretary 2, President 1; Cadet Staff 
Associate Sports Editor 2, Contributing Editor 
1 ; First Class Representative to the Publications 
Board 1; Newman Club 4, 1; Political Science 
Society 2, 1; International Relations Club 3, 2, 
Vice President 1; Reserve Officers Association 
Award 2; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet 1. 

To say that Jim is a rare person is not to 
exaggerate in the least. There are many people 
in this world that set high standards for them- 
selves, but only a few manage to stick to them. 
Jim is one of these few. Unlike some who 
develop high ideals, and despise those who do 
not also have them, Jim seems to understand 
the shortcomings of others, and does not rebuke 
them, but, rather, he tries his best to help. 

It may seem that Jim is a self-centered and 
self-elevated individual, but he is just the oppo- 
site. It is true that he has a hard exterior, but 
those of us who know him realize this, and we 
are well acquainted with the humble and sym- 
pathetic personality behind it. 

Virginia Military Institute can always be proud 
of the part it has played in helping to mold the 
character of this rare cadet. With his deter- 
mination and enviable qualities, he is sure to 
reach his high goals. We, his friends and com- 
panions, will always be proud to have had him 
as our "Brother Rat." 

Charles Edward Smith 

Newport News, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Disci- 
plinary Committee 1 ; Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram 
Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1. Soft- 
ball 3, 2, Track 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater 
Club 4, 3, 2,1. 

Charlie came to VMI at the break of dawn, but 
soon realized he made a mistake when he was 
on the "Hill" marching. However, he was not 
discouraged, and finished his Rat year in the 
upper third of his class, and was selected Lance 
Corporal the next year. 

Throughout his cadetship, Charlie's room was 
like an information booth catering to Civil 
Engineers in distress; Charlie always knew the 
answer or could get it— if you could interpret 
what he said. 

The big boy from Newport News came to VMI 
to do well, and he did in two fields: academics 
and sports. In Civil Engineering he graduated 
in the top of his class. In intercollegiate sports 
Charlie concentrated mainly on Track, his spe- 
cialty being the discus. As a Second Classman 
he broke the school record for the discus, and as 
a Senior he bettered his own mark. 

Like everyone who comes to VMI, Charlie 
loved it before he came and after he graduated. 
But what happened to those four years in be- 
tween? Ask any cadet. 


nts — ? 

Henry Clay Smith 
Guntersville, Alabama 
Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Dis- 
ciplinary Committee, President 1 ; General Com- 
mittee 1; Rat Rifle Team 4; Varsity Rifle Team 
3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ■ 
Cadet Staff 4, 1 ; BOMB Staff 1 ; VMI Chapter of 
NRA, President 1 ; VMI Key Club; Commandant's 
Paper Boy Staff, 3. 

Henry, alias "Smuff," is truly an individual. 
Since his arrival at the Institute in September of 
'61, Henry has had his hands in nearly every 
activity and function inside barracks. For in- 
stance the set of keys that Smuff has acquired 
is second to none, and it has aided many a cadet 
in more ways than one. 

Henry gained prominence and recognition as 
one of the ringleaders of the "Commandant's 
Newspaper Detail" in the winter of '63. Always 
looking for ways in which to enhance the walls 
of barracks, "Smuff" participated in several mid- 
night classes— his speciality was the "Sham- 

Being a strong believer in the "Rat Line," 
Henry got his wish when he was elected Presi- 
dent of the RDC this past year. Having made 
the trip "up" several times himself as a Rat 
Hen was well versed in the methods of making 
the freshmen feel at home on the fifth stoop. 

Henry's ingenuity, compatibility, and per- 
severance will make him a standout in whatever 
job he should undertake throughout his life. 
Always ready with a good word and a helping 
hand, "Smuff" is a true "Brother Rat." 

Nathan Stephen Smith 

Newport News, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- 
guished Air Force ROTC Cadet 1 ; Intramural 
Tennis 4, 3, 2, Football 4, 3, Handball 2, 1, Soft- 
ball 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, Volleyball 4; ASCE 

3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 2; Tidewater Club 

4, 3, 2, 1 ; Flight Instruction Program 1 ; Chicago 
Tribune Award for Outstanding AFROTC Cadet 
4; Vice Commandant Award, AFROTC Summer 
Training Unit. 

On a hot day some four years ago, a cool 
breeze from the Virginia seashore whisked 
through Jackson Arch in the form of one Nathan 

5, Smith. Newport News had graced the VMI 
Post with one of its finest specimens, and it 
was the intent of this particular specimen to 
emerge from a rigorous four years of VMI dis- 
cipline just as cool and suave as ever. 

During the course of his Rat year, freshman 
Smith, between water battles and shaving cream 
escapades, successfully managed to woo two 
or three members of the fair sex, and he rightly 
felt those nine months were not totally wasted. 

Even though he may have been an ardent 
believer in enjoying life to its fullest, Cadet 
Smith, nevertheless, cut a fine record for him- 
self in both academics and the military and will 
always be an outstanding credit to the Institute 
wherever he may go. Steve came to VMI knowing 
no one, and left with many close friends who 
have no doubt about the success he is bound 
to have, both socially and financially. We sin- 
cerely wish the best of luck to a really great guy! 

Charles Garner Snead 
Warwick, Virginia 
History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football' 
4; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basketball 4- : 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Basketball' 
3,2,1, Softball 3, 2,1, Ping-Pong 1; International' 
Relations Club 1; Political Science Society 2-' 
Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

"Aw Turkey!" was the cry that came from the.' 
Mother Goose as he fell three long feet from the' 
elevator at the Riviera Motel. His past suddenly,^ 
flashed before him. First came his favorite' 
roommate, the maternal "Anteater." Next came- 
the vivid memories ofthefamed "Greenie Bowls" 
of 1962 and the Tuesday morning write-ups 
Then there was the year of fame and fortune ' 
for "Crazylegs Bambi Snead" as he led the F : 
Company basketball team to the Intramural 
Championship. Finally after thoughts of tan- 
talizing the women of South Carolina, he re- I 
turned to the reality of his senior year at the ' 
Virginia Military Institute where after two years 
of calling "We want Snead" at cheer rallies 
he was finally called to speak, 

Charlie, although kidded by some people, is j 
a true friend of many. His fine attributes, in- 
cluding his academic record and his outgoing 
and amiable personality will remain in the 
minds of those who know him. Charles has 
always believed in the Institute system— even 
to the point of enforcing to the hilt his Rat Daddy 
principles. He was also active in the common 
battle against the bad element on the Gold Coast. 

It will be a sad moment for everyone but 
Charlie when he leaves the Virginia Military 
Institute to pursue a successful career. 





Robert Monroe Southworth 
"Henney," "Bob" 
Woodbridge, Virginia 
;ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
;orporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1, Distinguished 
Military Student; Intramural Football 4; Basket- 
jail 4, 3; Volleyball 4, 3; American Society of 
iivil Engineers. 

Bobcameto VMI with intentions of playing his 
ligh school sports of football and basketball. He 
-ield his school record for points scored in 
basketball, and was good enough in football to 
catch the eye of the "eagle." 

He came here on a football scholarship, but 
gaveitupafterhis Ratyearto allow more time on 
the study of mining and cement. He has done 
very well in his field, especially after his vacation 
to Richmond for a semester. Since he missed 
his Brother Rats and all the nice tactical officers 
so much, he cut this vacation to only a few months 

On returning, he settled down to a career of 
study. No kissing-for him. He shined and 
was privileged to win Captain Drudick's laundry 
folding award one time, but he never did these 
things in an attempt to win stripes. He just be- 
lieved in being neat, and maybe that's why his 
grades were so good. 

Anyway, we will all miss "South." His room- 
mates will always miss his little bombs he was 
wont to setoff in the room. Best wishes from the 
Brother Rats of '65 to Bob in whatever he does. 

Walton Dees Stallings, Jr. 
"Wee Dee," "Bug" 
Suffolk, Virginia 
English; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Private 
1; Cross Country 4; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; 
Intramural Football 3, 2; Cadet Staff 3, 2; Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes 2,1; Ring Figure Com- 
mittee 2; Flojo Club 2; FIP 1. 

If it were not for Dees, and for the very few 
people like him, the world, and especially the 
world of VMI, would be somewhat dull. From his 
first year, under the wing of Poopsie, to his first 
class year, Dees has been able to accomplish a 
great deal without losing his extraordinary sense 
of humor, which we will all admit is a necessity 
for living at the VMI. 

As an English major, Dees has ranked high 
and should continue to do as well in the same 
field at graduate level. Since our Rat year, Dees 
has also been a mainspring on Coach Cormack s 
track team. As for the military facet of lite at 
VMI Dees has remained a member of that time- 
honored group of individuals known as privates. 
We have every reason to believe, however, from 
the progress he has made in the field of aviation, 
that he just might become the flying ace of the 

There is no question in any of our minds that 
Dees has only begun to make the success which 
he is sure to claim, and we wish him all the 
luck in the world! 

Douglas Andre Stephens 
Yorktown, Virginia 
Biology; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Cross Country 3, 2, 
International Relations Club; Tidewater Clu 
Armed Forces Club. 
Doug entered VMI unceremoniously like all the 
st of his Brother Rats. During his Rat and 
ird class years, Doug was quite a collector, 
oinn a "SwamD Rat" from the Tidewater area, 

On occasion, these two n-,...- 

have appeared along the stoop around 430. 

As is the custom of a third class biologist, 
Doug spent sometime in the "Nile Valley" turn- 
ing over rocks and chasing insects of all de- 
scriptions. Also being chased at this time was a 
pretty young female from the Northern Virginia 
area By the time he had reached his first class 
year, Doug had decided either to enter medicine 
or to go to graduate school. 

To his friends, Doug was best known for not 
having his glasses— when sight was a most 
necessary thing. 

To be sure, Doug will succeed in the years to 
come and will be remembered as a true Brother 


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Kirk Gordon Stewart 

Staunton, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance 
Corporal 3, Lieutenant 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Glee 
Club 4, 3; Baden-Powell Service Club 3, 2; 
Political Science Society 2,1; International 
Relations Club 1 ; Staunton Whiz 4, 3, 2, 1. 

There is a saying that "you can take a boy out 
of the country, but you can't take the country 
out of the boy." Kirk came to VMI with a firm 
agricultural background (some say he missed 
the bus to Blacksburg). Perhaps this explains 
why he has grown into VMI so well, for Kirk has 
many friends here. 

The Math Department was a little problem for 
Kirk. After taking calculus for six semesters, he 
finally got down to the roots of the subject. 
However, this did not deter his passing, in fact 
he became the typical summer commuter in 
order to delve even deeper into his academic 
pursuits. His mental perceptiveness gave 
birth to his nickname. 

Kirk's affable personality, his relentless per- 
severence and his frugality will, no doubt, assure 
him of a happy and rewarding life away from the 
Institute. While at VMI, he has been one who 
has given substance to the term Brother Rat. 

Good luck, Kirk! 

Yates Stirling IV 

Norfolk, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing 4, 3; Intramural Tennis 
2, 1, Ping-Pong 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Brook- 
side 2. 

Ding, as he is known to his Brother Rats, 
came to Virginia Military Institute in September 
of 1961, to seek his fortune in the form of a far- 
off sheepskin. The first months were long, and 
they turned into long years. Alas, that final 
year has made its appearance and Ding has 
made it right on schedule. 

A restless person, Skip found many varied 
releases for his bountiful energy. What hasn't 
burned with the midnight oil, was spent on the 
"Field of Honor" fighting for the glory of "Old 
Charlie" in intramural tennis and ping-pong, 
then regular as SMI it was off to Charlottesville 
forthe weekend. 

Skip has a wonderful ability for having fun 
to its greatest extent under any circumstance. 
When the cards are dealt the wrong way, he just 
takes it with a grain of salt. Occasionally it 
takes a pinch, but he always comes through 
with a smiling face. 

Ding has decided to remain close by this 
"Healthful and Pleasant Abode" by going to 
graduate school at the University of Virginia 
in business administration. 

So . . . all we can do for him is to wish him 
the best of luck and hope he isn't trapped by 
some unsuspecting female, type-A. We know 
he'll do well, both in school and later in the 
business world. 

Arthur Bainbridge Storey 
"Art", "A.B." 

Washington, D. C. 
Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4; 
Lance Corporal 3, Corporal and Private 2 
Private 1; IEEE 2, 1; Radio Club 4, 3; Armec' 
Forces Club 4, 2, 1; Company Food Represent- 
ative 1; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1; Fire 
Fighting 3, 2, 1 . 

The Class of '65 was required to matriculate by 
4 o'clock and, true to "Moon Rat's" promptness,, 
he matriculated at 4:30 sharp. Soon Africa's: 
loss became Fat Fred's gain and A.B. became:- 
known by all for having the nerve to attend a hop;: 
in guard dyke, and had it not been for the Com-:i 
mandant cutting in . . . 

The "Great White Idol" was unanimously, 
elected President of the Saturday Night Movie j 
Club because of his popcorn consumption 
abilities. This office did not hinder his 
ability to master powertronics. Little Jiggs 
knew his subject so thoroughly that he used 
class time to eat bananas. 

He was so devoted to his life-long ambition 
of becoming Air Force Chief of Staff that he soon 
conquered the military aspect of VMI life. The 
distinguishing marks on the sleeves of his 
blouse were soon apparent, but to Art's dismay 
these were not chevrons, but ketchup, mustard, 
etc. Yes, Fats wore proudly the marks of his 
rank as "First Captain of the Food Committee." 

Yes, we will never forget the true Storey. 
We will always remember his one-hundred day 
collar, and his humanities project signed "A 
work of Art." Go, and may you fare well. 



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Joseph Seyle Straub 


Christiansburg, Virginia 

Jiology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 
',1 ; Track 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, Vice President 
'; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1. 

When "Little Joe" left the loving care of the 
'Chief", "Poodle", "Linga" and "Fat C" to come 
>ut of "C'burg" to face the cruel world, he had 
ill of the earmarks of being a real hoosier. Four 
■ears of living in the world have brought many 
~hanges in "G-Ball." From the cancer room on 
he fourth stoop to the gymnasium on the first, 
there is found an entirely different person. He 
advanced from a 160-pound sixth team end 
naking D's in his courses to a 190-pound first 
earn guard making A's and B's in his academic 

Joe's gregarious nature has made him one of 
:he most popular figures in the ranks of military 
Endeavor. In a like manner, this same nature is 
responsible for a string of girls spread from 
Daytona Beach to Bangor, Maine. Joe's spon- 
taneous affability, as evidenced by his many 
friends, and his hard work, with a strong will to 
improve, as shown in his academic and athletic 
improvement, will put him through dentistry 
school and life in fine style. 

If we ever need any teeth pulled, we know who 
to come to. 

Frank Hamilton Sullivan 


Norfolk, Virginia 

Chemistry; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, 
Lieutenant 1; Swimming 4; Intramural Football, 
Basketball. Softball, Volleyball, 4, 3, 2, 1, Swim- 
ming 3; ASC 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Newman Club 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; President 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic 
Choir 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1; Radio Club 3, 2, 1. 

It would be amazing to be able to witness the 
thoughts that run through a Rat's mind as he 
crosses the threshold of Jackson Arch and 
enters the real VMI for the first time. The 
thoughts that ran through Frank's mind are, 
unfortunately, unprintable here. 

From that time until now, life at VMI has never 
been easy, but Frank's persistent drive and con- 
stant hard work have assured him a place in any 
field that he may choose after leaving VMI. His 
independence and stubborn self-reliance made 
themselves manifest the very first day, and they 
angered many an upperclassman who expected 
a Rat to be cowed by the reception he had re- 
ceived. Frank will be a success because of his 
attributes, and because the education he has 
received cannot be found in a textbook, but 
grows out of a life of hard work. 

Frank, however, has a major personality 
problem . . . girls! He can't seem to get away 
from beautiful girls who are trying to get dates 
with him . . . others should have this problem! 
The only question which now comes to mind is 
what he is going to do with all of these girls 
while he is out running over ammunition bunkers 
in his tank!?! 

Marlin Lee Sweigart 
Stevens, Pennsylvania 
Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Color Sergeant 1; Dis- 
tinguished Military Student 1; Honor Court 1; 
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1; Intra- 
mural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1; 
ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2; The Noble 
Cult of the I's3, 2, 1. 

13 September, 1961, was a memorable day in 
Marlie's life. On thatfateful day, heleftthe rolling 
hills of Pennsylvania and made a journey south. 
He was to make this journey many more times in 
the years to follow. Since that time, Marlie has 
achieved success in many fields. Academically, 
he is one of the top Civil Engineers. Athletically, 
he earned his monogram in baseball. Militarily, 
he was a member of the colors. Socially, his 
presence was often known at various and sundry 
parties and gatherings. That he had the admira- 
tion and respect of his classmates is evidenced 
by his election to the Honor Court. 

Never one to put all his eggs in one basket, 
Marlie has sampled a cross section of the female 
population from Bristol to Staunton, but we 
suspect that a certain Miss from the Quaker 
State has the situation well in hand. 

In the future we hope that Marlie will continue 




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Donald Harding Sylvester 

"Don, Sylvy, Syl" 

Buena Vista, Virginia 

Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural 
Football 4, 3, 2; Picture and Layout Editor of the 
1965 BOMB; Salute Battery 2; Virginia Academy 
of Science, 4, 3,2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3; Rockbridge 
County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; RDC (Rat Daddy Com- 
mittee) 3, 2, 1. 

Hail the Flash from Buena Vista! Syl greets 
theVMI barracks with a grin and a secret knowl- 
edge. Having the unique privilege of being a 
"County Rat," Syl knew the inside story. Feeling 
he had the straight poop on the system, he woke 
soon to the fact that things were not as uncompli- 
cated as they seemed. But true to the spirit 
of the pledged privates, Don managed to remain 
calm and serene. Anxious to enter the realm of 
civilian life after ninemonthsasa Rat, he decided 
to take a ride in an open convertible without all 
the proper parts of his uniform. 

Entering VMI as a newly ordained third class- 
man, Don managed to become thoroughly ac- 
quainted with PT's and confinement as a result 
of his convertible travels. Deciding to follow in 
the footsteps of his dyke, he began immediately 
to take in all the Rats and became the biggest 
Rat Daddy in the Class. 

His second class year was filled by many joy- 
ous moments. Ring Figure was not the least of 
these. Perhaps someday Don will rememberthe 
party at the Pine Room. Until that day, he will 
always have his Radford lady to remind him. 

Floyd Thomas Taylor III 

"F. T." 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia 

Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming 
Team 4; ACS 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 
1 ; Georgia Club 4. 

From the marshes of St. Simons Island came 
a considerable proportion of the island's popu- 
lation, a burly, slow-talking, and suntanned boy 
whom his closer acquaintances soon knew only 
as F. T. 

To say that F. T. enjoyed the rigors of the Rat 
Line would be an overstatement. This was com- 
pletely different from the romantic, fun-filled 
cadet life he had anticipated and many a yearning 
look was cast in the direction of the neighboring 
campus by him. This doesn't mean that his 
visits to Minkland were purely imaginary— at times 
F. T. could be found more often at frat parties 
than in barracks. 

His success with the gentler sex, excepting his 
trials and tribulations in Spartansburg, and his 
proverbial luck have made Floyd the object of 
envy. His warm sense of humor, and his partici- 
pation in such extracurricular activities as barber- 
ing have established his reputation within the 
walls of VMI. In spite of all unfavorable odds, he 
has managed to squeak by Colonel Ritchie's 
courses— better than any other cadet. 

His classmates wish him luck in his many new 
prospective adventures and look forward to 
seeing him at one of our future reunions. 

Philip Randolph Taylor 


Richmond, Virginia 

History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal S 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; BOMB 3, 2; Cade 
Staff 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Religious Council 2, President 1 
Episcopal Chaplain's Committee 2, 1; Repre 
sentative to International Work Camp, Tarumi 
Japan 2; Regimental Band 4,3,2,1 ; Drum Majorl 
Assistant Director of Regimental Band 1; VM^ 
Commanders 4, 3, 2, 1, Business Manager o 
Commanders 1; Member of International Re- 
lations Club 1. 

In the fall of 1961, "Pee" came to VMI with high 
aspirations for continuing his education in < 
military atmosphere. Leaving the John Marshall 
cadet corps in Richmond as drum major of th< 
band, Phil set his eyes on that very same goal aa 
VMI. His goal was attained, accompanied witf 
the position of business manager in the cade 
dance orchestra. Although an active participan 
in both the regimental band and the dance band 
these activities are by no means the extent o 
Phil's extracurricular, or should we say primarj 
curricular activities at school. He has been e 
member of both the yearbook and the cade- 
newspaper staffs. Many contributions to reli- 
gious functions have been made throughout his 
cadetship. Such efforts resulted in his election 
to the presidency of the VMI Religious Counci 1 
and member of the Episcopal Chaplain's Com- 

Can this be the limit to Phil's animation? 
Never! One cannot remember Phil without re- 
calling his political enthusiasm. A more accurate 
description of his vitality might be termed con- 
servative vindictiveness. 



Evert Spencer Thomas III 


Alexandria, Virginia 

History; Armor; Private 4, 1, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2; Intramural Soccer 1; Gymnastics 
Manager 2; SCCA 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia 
Club 2, 1; Kentucky-Tennessee Club 4, 3; 
Armed Forces Club 1; International Relations 
Club 1 ; Tanker Platoon 1 ; Summer School 4, 3, 2. 

A blur sped past, and, as it began to decel- 
erate, it careened toward Jackson Arch. It 
lurched to a halt. As the terror lifted from the 
bedazzled spectators, a lone figure emerged 
from the twisted and gasoline-soaked wreckage 
of what had once been a blazing white XK-SS. 
His only evident disarrangement was the singed 
corner of one of the many C notes stuffed into the 
side pocket of his Harris tweed sports coat. The 
Speed King had arrived! "Okay, entertain me," 
he said as he disappeared into the arch to face 
the censure of the SCCA (no, not the Sports 
Car Club of America, but rather the Southern 
Conference Cadre Association). 

The year of the inquisition was borne with 
proper military stoicism and even the EE de- 
partment's rejection of the renowned "Thomas 
Theory" could not bend our Speeds. 

Speedo returned from the summer vacation 
with a bayonet between his teeth, a bottle of 
Jack Daniels Black Label, a bag of rat poison, 
and a new major. With the help of summer 
school, the heartless terror of the third stoop 
made it through his third class year. 




William Douglas Thomas 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Tennis 1 ; American 
Institute of Physics 4; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet 
Staff 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3,2,1; Pioneer Invest- 
ment Club 1. 

Doug is, to say the very least, a "unique" 
personality as only those who have spent these 
past four years with him could fully appreciate. 

Since his arrival on that bright September 
day in 1961, Doug has continually been plagued 
by one question: "Why?" Not one to be the 
"blatant bucker," he has nonetheless managed 
to avoid serious difficulty with his many hilarious 

Even though Doug has not found much in the 
military aspects of the Institute to interest him, 
there have been many occasions which shall 
always remain as pleasant memories: the many 
afternoons spent at the Central Lunch and the 
Saturday nights over at Southern Sem. 

Doug is one whom you just can't help but like. 
Always ready to lend a helping hand in any way 
he can, we shall remember him as a "Brother 
Rat" who lived up to the name. And one of us is 
indebted to him for a very "special" favor which 
shall never be forgotten. Thanks, Doug, and the 
best of luck to you throughout the years ahead. 

James Davis Thompson 
"Dave," "Mole" 
Franklin, Virginia 

English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Captain and F Company Com- 
mander 1; Intramural Volleyball 2, 1; Inter- 
national Relations Club 3, 2. 

Believing that ignorance is bliss, Dave, or 
"The Mole," entered Jackson Arch on the 13th 
of September, 1961, unaware of what was about 
to befall him. With some fidelity he managed to 
adapt himself to the system so well that the 
academic department almost rolled his head on 
the chopping block. After a summer in summer 
school, he decided "never again." By bits and 
pieces he managed to raise himself in the 
academic department and finally found a place 
for the military. Dave has only one goal at this 
time and that is marriage to his wonderful girl 
which will naturally bring him all the success in 
the world. Dave has come a long way in his life, 
and all has not been in vain. We, his Brother 
Rats, know that success shall always be his and 
we wish a true Brother Rat success in every field. 


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Willard Ray Thompson, Jr. 
"Tommy," "Troll" 
Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3; 
Track 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Foot- 
ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Intramural 
Team Captain of "C" Company 1 ; Fire Fighter 3. 

"Sir, could you tell me where room 431 is?" 
Slowly, the corporal's dark piercing eyes 
moved in search of the voice. He looked to his 
left and then to his right and then over his 
shoulder. Finally, his gaze returned to the front 
and shifted lower and lower and lower— the troll 
had come to VMI. 

Even though the diminutive rebel from Rich- 
mond has taken up a nominal amount of space 
these last four years, his presence among the 
Corps has always been felt. His penetrating 
Ranger yells, his fatherly affection for the "rodent" 
and his seasonal fishing trips to the shores of 
the Maury have all gone towards establishing 
the "walking hat's" own personal tradition at 
VMI. While those who have become intimately 
acquainted with "Tom" can never express their 
true gratitude for the many pleasurable moments 
spent together with him, his Brother Rats of 1965 
can surely be thankful for the big surprises that 
so often come in small packages. 

Richard Franklin Timmons 


McLean, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental Commander) 1 ; 
Distinguished Military Student; Who's Who 
Among Students in American Colleges and 
Universities; International Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; 
Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Rangers 3; Northern 
Virginia Club 3, 2. 

The taxi screeched to a halt in front of Jackson 
Arch, and out climbed a bright-eyed youngster, 
not yet a captive of the charms of rank, VMI, and 
Margo. Four years later, a character of towering 
strength emerged, master of all he surveyed and 
conquerer of the VMI system. 

Richard passed through the Rat Line in a 
typical VMI manner— he managed to visit the 
Fifth Stoop often, breached Rat restrictions 
regularly, and did other mischief. Realizing that 
mathematics did not provide him with the intel- 
lectual stimulus he yearned for, he joined the 
ranks of Fuller's Rangers and commenced to 
study history. Then he began eyeing a rank, and 
a certain young female. "Rankwise" he managed 
to rise to Lance Corporal and First Sergeant of 
his FTX company. After a brief, unprejudiced 
spin as a private in his third class year, he ad- 
vanced to high ranking corporalcy, and the bitter 
end came when the "powers that be" elevated 
our hero to the coveted position of Regimental 

Although Richard holds the nastiest position 
in the Corps, he has only seldom succumbed to 
bad disposition. His Brother Rats wish him and 
Margo luck and happiness. 

Peter Layton Trible 

Richmond, Virginia 

History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3; 
Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 4, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3; 
Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; International 
Relations Club 2,1; Armed Forces Club 1. 

It is truly remarkable how, in the last four years, 
so many people have been pulled from the pits 
of depression by a booming "Hiya, Podner" and 
the sight of that jolly giant, Pete Trible, standing 
in the doorway. 

Tribs has that great ability to direct his energy 
towards helping other people, even at his own 
expense. Certainly one of the most well-known 
men in barracks, he gives as much as he receives 
in the practical joke department and is always 
ready with a good joke or story. 

There is, of course, another side of Peter Trible 
as anyone who has engaged him in serious con- 
versation can testify. With a wide range of inter- 
ests, he can talk authoritatively on a number of 
weighty subjects. 

When Pete first came to VMI from Richmond, 
he brought his football fever with him. He made 
his mark during his Rat year, but a persistent 
back ailment caused him to limit himself to 
wrestling and track during his last three years 
as a "Veemie." 

Pete is not all wit and wrestling, though. There 
is a rather debonair, cosmopolitan air about 
Pete that comes out when there is an abundance 
of wine, women, and good musical noises. 


Victor Lee Tucker, Jr. 


Lynchburg, Virginia 

listory; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
,'rivate 2, First Sergeant 1; Rifle Team 4 
iwimming Team 3; Fencing 2, 1 ; Diving Team 3 
ntramural Football; Scuba Diving Club 2, 
/ice President 1 ; Rangers 3; Fencing Club. 

Wait, do I detect an airplane coming this 
i/ay? No, it's only Vic coming in from FIP. 
Actually, our pilot is dedicated. Dedicated first 
o flying, second to girls and third to ah, ah, . . . 
ichoolwork. From the first day Vic entered, 
le was special. A "Navy" brat who had seen the 
vorld by the time he was sixteen, he is destined 
o become one of the greatest pilots that ever 
entered the Institute. This is providing that 
le isn't detained by too many stewardesses on 
:he way. On the serious side, Vic is probably 
one of the greatest happy-go-lucky guys any- 
oody would be fortunate to meet. His personality 
and confidence hold the key to his success, and 
:he drive he maintains in his special endeavors 
will enable him to meet any situation that should 
come his way, be it work or play. Doctor, lawyer, 
Indian chief, these aren't for Vic. His goal is 
[he limits of the horizon . . . and he's sure to 
attain this, providing he isn't brought back to 
earth by some lucky female. To Vic, a Lauderdale 
man, may success be his! 

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James Eldridge Turner 


Richmond, Virginia 

Biology; Infantry; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, 
Cadet Captain (Second Battalion Commander) 
1; Distinguished Military Student; Reserve 
Officers Association Medal; Danforth Fellow- 
ship Nominee; Virginia Academy of Science 
3,2,1; Circulation Staff of Cadet 4, 3; Floor Com- 
mittee 3; Hop Committee 2, 1; International 
Relations Club 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Medic FTX. 

Upon seeing Jim in the Rat Line and in ranks 
during his first few months at VMI, one could not 
help receiving the impression that here was a 
determined, industrious, and ambitious young 
man. This is exhibited by the fact that Jim has 
constantly ranked among the top in the Biology 
curriculum and has maintained this same 
lofty position within the Corps of Cadets. Jim's 
dedication to duty paid off during his first class 
year when he was made Second Battalion Com- 
mander and was given the opportunity to win the 
prestige connected with the Danforth Fellow- 

Jim has not found success in all of his pur- 
suits, however. Women have presented him 
with a very formidable challenge, but, true to 
form, he has pursued the solution with vigor. 
The selection of that special someone will be 
put off until Jim's completion of graduate school, 
unless she should somehow arrive ahead of his 
carefully planned schedule. 

As the Brother Rats who really know Jim will 
attest, he is continually demonstrating the 
humorous side of his personality. When Jim 
takes the big step into the outside world, this 
true friend will be accompanied by the best 
wishes of his Brother Rats. 




Larry Slemp Umberger 


Wytheville, Virginia 

Civil Engineer; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corpo- 
ral 3, Private 2, Guide Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4; 
ASCE4, 3, 2, 1. 

Although Larry chose to pursue one of the 
hardest curricula at VMI, he has nevertheless 
maintained an outstanding academic record 
during his stay at the Big House. 

Coming from seventieth in the class at the 
end of his Rat year to sixth and fourth in his 
curriculum at the end of his third and second 
class years, respectively, he has acguired a vast 
knowledge of all the Civil Engineering subjects 
from Trail Blazing 112 to Sandbox 421 and made 
Dean's List three times while in the process. 
Dynamics, Concrete, and Structural Design, 
Thermodynamics, etc., all require a great deal of 
study even for the most gifted intelligence, and 
Larry used every free minute of his time in 
pursuit of the high standards which he set for 
himself. With all of his hard work and his busy 
schedule, he was never too busy to help some- 
one else with their problems, either academic or 

Life was all work and no play till Opening's 
Dances on October 11 , 1963 when he meta certain 
young lady from right here in Lexington. Since 
then they have become pinned and there seems 
to be a good possibility that this relationship 
will develop into something more permanent. 

Larry's fine personality is a rare combination 
of industry, sincerity and friendliness and all 
of us who have had the pleasure and good 
fortune to be associated with him wish both 
him and Fi every possible happiness. 


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Frederick Orwan Viele II 

"Fred," "Mr. Aberdeen" 

Aberdeen, Maryland 

English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1, Distinguished 
Military Student 1; Varsity Tennis 3, 2, 1; Rat 
Tennis 4; English Society 2, 1; The VMI Cadet 
2, 1; The BOMB 3, 2; Glee Club 4, 3; Inter- 
national Relations Club 2, 1 ; Investment Club 1 ; 
Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 

It only took Fred an initial trip to Bermuda to 
create the female insuring come-on, "Would you 
like to enter the Miss New Market Contest?" 
Such renowned adventures have become classic 
among the Corps. Photos and letters are still 
being received. "Mister Aberdeen" has directed 
his studies toward following his father in the 
business world. A diligent student always 
has time to seek refuge on the doorstep of 
Hollins, and Fred was a fine example of this 
classic ritual. 

Irritate Fred and he will put you through an 
exhausting workout on the tennis court, as he is 
especially adept at this sport. Fred exercised 
his ability as an English major by contributing to 
both the yearbook and the newspaper as a mem- 
ber of the editorial staff of both. His interest in 
the military phase of VMI was prominent 
throughout his cadetship, but his commission 
will be deferred for graduate school in business. 

Byron William Walker 

Jarry," "Smiley" 

Norfolk, Virginia 

English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Cadet Captain (Alpha Company 
Commander) 1; Rat Football 4; Indoor-Outdoor 
Track 4, 3,2,1; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural 
Football, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Student 
Union; Tidewater Club. 

Barry came to VMI with the goal of excelling 
in his military endeavors. He achieved this goal 
during his First Class year by becoming "A" 
Company Commander. Barry did this, however, 
in a different way than most who acquire this 
position. He was able to do it by utilizing his 
outstanding personality and honest effort. It is 
generally known around these hallowed grounds 
that there are few members of the Corps who 
keep themselves in the high physical condition 
which Barry does. When track season arrives, 
you'll see him down in the fieldhouse working 
to keep VMI ahead in the race. 

Barry's father graduated from VMI and his 
mother graduated from Southern Seminary, 
and soon Barry himself may parallel this fact, 
for he is now pinned to a girl who has graduated 
from the school on that famous Hill. Whatever 
"Smiley" decides to do when he completes his 
four years here, we are sure that he will con- 
tinue to excel. 

Memphis, Tennessee 

History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Aca 
demic Student 4; Distinguished Military Stu 
dent 1; Who's Who in American Colleges anc 
Universities 1; Intramural Wrestling 4; VM 
Cadet, News Staff 3, 4, News Editor 2, Editor-in- 
Chief 1 ; Publications Board 1 ; Editor-in-Chief ol 
1965 Ring Figure Magazine; International Re- ' 
lations Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society'," 
2; 1964 Congressional Internship. 

It is difficult to describe Bobby in any wayj 
other than superior. This one word not only!: 
best describes his achievements in academics, 
but in every activity which has drawn his in-: 
terest during the past four years at VMI. While 
maintaining an exceptional scholastic record,: 
he has managed to involve himself in such a di- 
versity of extracurricular activities, that it often 
seems amazing how he finds time for it all. 
On the military front, "Howdy" has been able 
to achieve the maximum, with a minimum a- 
mount of effort. And few First Classmen will 
not readily admit that, because of his effec- 
tive editorship, we have seen the best issues of 
The Cadet in four years. 

Bob has never been one to let high achieve- 
ment go to his head, and is always more than 
willing to enjoy a good time. Being a true South- 
ern boy from "Memfis," and possessing an 
unparalled gift for gab, he may be found wil- 
ling to discuss any subject you bring up, for 
there is very little with which Bob isn't ac- 


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Nathaniel Plummer Ward IV 

"Nat," Cloud" 

Hampton, Virginia 

English; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Private 4, 2, 1 ; 
Distinguished Military Student; Cross Country 
■4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 
1,3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; English Society; 
Cadet 4, 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 2, 1; International Re- 
lations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Flight Instruction Program; 
'English Fine Arts Lab Assistant 2; English 
Library Assistant 1. 

I To be a professional soldier, and to write a 
novel— these are the aspirations which Nat 
hopes to realize; therefore, his attending VMI 
as an English major is justifiable. Well traveled 
as the product of an Army family, Nat was ex- 
posed early to the world, and this background 
would explain his restlessness and personal 
interest in the Far East. Affectionately known as 
"Cloud," Nat devoted many tiring hours to 
'developing himself into a crack half-miler and 
long-distance runner, the success of which 
earned him State and Conference recognition. 
Pounding the cinders detracted from Cloud's 
academic pursuits, but he still managed to stand 
near the top of his curriculum and be selected as 
one of the candidates for the English Honors 
program. If Nat were not silently rebelling or 
teasing himself with themes for short stories, one 
would find him eagerly creating missives of de- 
votion and adoration. In one instance, though, 
passion overpowered prudence— Peachey. After 
graduate school in English, Nat hopes that his 
RA Commission will take him back to Vietnam, 
as an Army Flyer. 

Richard Edgar Waters 


Cincinnati, Ohio 

History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4; Football 3; 
International Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving 
Club 4,3,2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1 ; Armed 
Forces Club 3, 2. 

From the Yankee city of Cincinnati came the 
kid, Richard Edgar Waters, to make his fortune 
at VMI. Little did he know that the Rat Line would 
be an eight-month affair, not a week, but "Dick" 
still finished his first year with flying colors, and 
he came back for the next three years as a hard 
working History major. Three weeks of leisure, 
and one week of work seemed to suit Dick just 
fine, because then he had time to start trouble. 
Yes, whenever there was a playful fight in his 
room, little 155-pound Dick had instigated it, and 
then he grabbed the running shoes and crawled 
under the table while his roommates (over 200), 
carried on the wrestling match. 

Although mischievous, Dick was well-liked by 
all his Brother Rats and underclassmates, and 
he regarded them as friends. Being a History 
major, Dick has decided to go Regular Army and 
to try for a career in the U. S. Marine Corps. 
Every Brother Rat wishes Dick a world of success 
and knows that he will obtain it even if he does 
finally decide to go civilian and/or some sweet 
girl manages to catch him. 

Robert Edgar Whaley 


Fairfax, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- 
guished Military Student 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Wesley 
Foundation 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3; 
Permanent Fixture Southern Seminary 2, 1; 
Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; G. W. Summer 
School Club 4; U.Va. Summer School Club 3; 
VMI Summer School Club 2; Scouting Service 
Club 2. 

"You can't do that here, this is a respectable 
hotel!" What a change took place in Rat Whaley 
since he first came to VMI with football, basket- 
ball and tennis racket in hand— still wondering 
how he was accepted. At the end of the first 
semester, he made a historic phone call— to his 
mother— informing her of the fact that if he didn't 
pass his next exam, he would be home the follow- 
ing evening. But, three summer schools later, 
he's still here. 

At the end of our Rat year, he found a new 
diversion— rank. However, this new facet of his 
life soon became an accepted fact and he had 
to look for a new interest. He consented to go 
visit Southern Sem "just once." The rest is all 
history. A certain blonde quickly grabbed him 
and has yet to release him from her imposed 
"Rat Line." Sherry must have reasons for holding 
on to him, despite the fact he has now found a 
new diversion— laying on hotel lobby floors. 

Oh, well— past is past— the future lies before 
us, and Bob is certain to make a success of it— 
for he has "motivating powers" unknown to 

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Robert Gary Whirl 


Glassport, Pennsylvania 

History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, Lieutenant 1; 

Track 4; Judo 3; Virginia Academy of Science 1 ; 

Armed Forces Club. 

Out of the wilds of the "Keystone State" 
comes a first classman who has left his mark 
at the Institute as a man dedicated to the military. 

Bob is a history major, and he takes an ardent 
interest in the subject. He can sometimes be 
found engrossed in a friendly argument with his 
liberal artist rival, the English Major. It is rela- 
tively safe to say that Bob's favorite subject is 
military history. 

We know that Bob has gained valuable experi- 
ence at the Institute which will greatly supple- 
ment him in his later life. After he has received 
his regular army commission at graduation, he 
will begin a military career which we have no 
doubt will prove highly successful. 

Curtis Wilson White 
"Little Moon Puss" 
Kingsport, Tennessee 
Biology; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Monogram Club, 
Swimming 4, 3; Rifle Team 4; Intramural 
Swimming 4; J. M. Haller; Virginia Academy of 
Science— Treasurer 3, Secretary 2, President 1. 
Curtis arrived at the Institute in complete 
disorganization, and, if it had not been for his 
roommates, he would never have made it through 
his Rat year. By following their good advice, he 
finally caught on, and became noted as the 
"Shiny Rat." This led him to his first leadership 
position— a neat Lancer. By the way, the good 
general awarded him four months study time for 
being such a neat guy. This didn't bother him too 
much, as he spent his time "ready going" with 
Super Fish, and somehow won a fourth and fifth 
place in the Southern Conference swim meet. His 
teammates also got him a letter. 

His Second Class year was not that reward- 
ing except that he met "her" that year. Her is 
right! The snow has been deep ever since, no 
thanks to Tommy Cupid. This was also the year 
forthe big push in rank. The result was executive 
officer for B company. This was a good job as 
it gave him more time to study. Finally his grades 
started coming up. "Doc" had almost given up 
on Little Moon Puss. 

He made a lot of friends here and we wish 
him luck. He says he'll need it, but I don't think 
so. I'm sure he'll make the best of whatever he 
does. So, in conclusion, we say goodby to the 
second generation of Moon Puss, in hopes that 
there will be a third generation someday 

Donald Thomas White 
Hampton, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2 1- 
Distinguished Military Student 1; Who's Who': 
Among Students in American Colleges and 1 
Universities 1; Football 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain ll 
Basketball 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 2- 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Basketball 
3, 2, 1; ASCE3, 2, 1. 

After attending Randolph-Macon Academy, 
Donny came to VMI a well prepared military main 
ready to realize his life-long ambition of be-jj] 
coming Regimental Commander at the "West 
Point of the South." It took only three minutes i 
for "Whitey" to change his mind, and he decided i 
to devote his entire cadetship to becoming ai 
first class private. 

In sports, Donny refused to take the back seat 
to anyone. He weighed 200 pounds, and he : 
never ceased to amaze coaches and players alike 
in his ability to catch any ball which was thrown 
near him. Because of this ability and his other 
gridiron skills, he will definitely be a good 
candidate for all S.C. In baseball, where his 
ambition lies in the future, he was all S.C. for ' 
two years. He will probably make it three! 

He had many weaknesses in the female world, 
but his downfall came during the summer of 
'63 when he was snatched from the bachelor 
world and thrown to the briarpatch. (One might 
form an analogy with Whitey and Brer Rabbit in 
this case.) Donny is truly a remarkable young 
man. This can be verified by anyone who knows 






Alden Wilcher Whitmore, Jr. 


Lexington, Virginia 

Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance 
Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2; Intra- 
mural Volleyball 2, 1 , Football 1 , Softball 1 ; ASCE 
3; Area Manager for BOMB 3; Rockbridge County 
Club 4,3, 2, 1, 

Aldie, the redheaded "Scarlet Hurricane" 
from Lexington High School, made the short 
journey to the Institute little realizing what was 
in store for him. He was easily the most mild- 
mannered of our Brother Rats upon matriculation 
and the past four years have not changed his 
admirable character. His great success on the 
Rat baseball team earned him the role of starting- 
batting-practice pitcher for the "HI-FI" nine. 
Familiar words echoing across the diamond to 
his ears were "Be my man to close the trunk." 
This year Aldie has saved his "flame-throwing" 
arm forthe Bravo Co. Softball team. 

Aldie was an ideal Brother Rat in many ways. 
His roommates spent many enjoyable afternoons 
at his home in Lexington being treated to his 
mother's fine cooking. After four years as a CE, 
because he liked to play with slide rules, his 
Brother Rats are sure this "lady killer" will be a 
success in anything he undertakes. This is one 
"towny" who will certainly make good. Good 
luck, Aldie! 

Ervin Bishop Whitt, Jr. 


Radford, Virginia 

Physics; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Track 4, 3; Intra- 
mural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volley- 
ball 4, 3, 2; AIP 4,3, 2, 1 ; Brookside 2. 

When the name "Butch" comes up around 
VMI, the thought which immediately occurs is 
that of the stocky "Flash Back" from Radford, 
Virginia. To those who know Butch well, and 
that's just about everyone, his ability on the grid- 
iron is only one of his many outstanding char- 

With his easy-going manner blended wit 

However, being the plugger he is, Butch won 
in the race with his "VMI growing pains," and 
began building his academic foundations as 
well as helping others to build theirs. 

Upon graduation, Butch plans to enter another 
"Rat Line," this time becoming a matriculate of 
the institute of marriage. To Butch and Jackie- 
many happy returns of the day! 

William Joseph Wilburn III 
Richmond, Virginia 

English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, Private 1 ; Cross Country 4; Baseball 4; 
Varsity Baseball 3; Indoor Track 2; Intramural 
Football 3, 2, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; 
Society of Christian Athletes3; Treasurer, White 
Front Bakery 2; Political Science Society 2; 
Representative for Alvin-Dennis2, 1. 

Dusk approaches; a small fellow carrying a 
worn blanket is seen slipping out of the arch. 
Amid cries of "Billy," Willie," and "Little Fellow" 
a smile breaks across a deceptively innocent face 
and a hand is raised in the traditional Churchill 
"V'for victory. 

This is a brief description of Bill Wilburn, a 
young man who has learned to enjoy himself at 
the Institute where good times are few and far 
between. Bill also has a serious side which is 
evidenced by good grades and a Wednesday and 
Saturday job in a local clothing store. 

Drawing an analogy from the Bible, the "little 
fellow" feels that he is just about through with 
his four years of famine, and he expects to gain a 
lifetime of plenty through conscientious work. 
Plenty of what, his roommates and friends are 
not certain, but we do know that whatever it may 
be, Billy will take his share. 

Billy has always been a friend to his Brother 
Rats and we all wish him the best that life has to 




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John Robert Wilkerson 
"Diamond Jack" 
Fincastle, Virginia 
Electrical Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain 1 ; Distinguished 
Military Student; Intramural Football 2, Basket- 
ball 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Handball 1; IEEE 2 1- 
Baptist Student Union 2,1. 

In September of 1961, Roanoke decided to send 
one of its gifted sons to the Institute. He came 
with more than enough paraphernalia, including 
an H. B. from Sem. He passed through the year 
in the accepted Rat fashion; always in trouble 
losing his girl, and having his posterior raised 
to a rosy glow on "Bloody Sunday." He bucked 
continually for three years, and, because of this 
his "Brother Rats" saw fit to make use of various' 
devices to slow him down. Being the dauntless 
son that he was, it made him more determined 
to "get ahead." Finally, he is in that position, and 
many harassers tread with a light foot. There's 
no doubt that he will succeed at wires and cir- 
cuits, with voltage flowing throughout his life 
All his Brother Rats wish him and Brenda 
success and happiness. 

Jeffrey Alexander Wilkins 
"Jeff," "Wilk" 
Richmond, Virginia 
Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 
Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Intra- 
mural Sports, Football 3, 2, Basketball 4, 3 2 
Softball 3, 2, Volleyball 3, Handball 2, 1 ; IEEE 2, 1 ■' 
Cadet Staff 3; Baptist Student Union 2; Soc'iai 
Chairman 1 ; Glee Club 4; Barracks Electrician 1 ; 

That fateful day of September 13, 1961, marked 
the end and the beginning for Wilk. Itwastheend 
of 18 years of play, and the beginning of four 
years of hard work, hard study and pure .... 

Like most Rats, Jeff had delusions of gran- 
deur—sabres and stripes, but soon academics 
took precedence and remained his main goal. 

One unfortunate incident during his Rat year 
dubbed Jeff with a nickname that really stuck. In 
fact, most of his Brother Rats seemed to prefer 
this certain name by the frequency and vigor with 
which they used it. 

Wilk holds one modern VMI record. He was 
the only Keydet in recent history to be shot down 
by nine different girls during his cadetship. You 
mightconcludethat he had his problems. 

The future holds a Regular Air Force commis- 
sion and fighter pilot training for Jeff. Now he 
has other delusions of grandeur— black Cadillacs 
and stars. 

Graduation marks another end and another 
beginning. From his Brother Rats, qood luck in 
the future, Wilk. 

Robert Andrew Wilkinson, Jr. 
Arrington, Virginia 
Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 
3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Mili- 
tary Student 1; Rat Football Manager 4- Intra- 
mural Football 2; IEEE 2, 1; Regimental Band 

nJtaifb i r on c J ounty Club 4 ' 3 ' 1; Salute 
Detail 2, 1, Commander 1 

Robert Andrew Wilkinson (just plain Bob to 

VlSfh !f ? kneW him) iS a product n °* only of 
VM| but of a county in Virginia known as Nelson 
No one can ever talk about Bob or to Bob with- 
out hearing about Nelson County, Virginia 

Bob played football in high school, but 120 lbs 
is even a little too light for VMI so he had to 
settle for manager. Manage he did for one year. 
"S 1 \ e fe ' ? 'onging to lead in the Regi- 
merrtal Band which was stronger than the urging 
of fellow manager and Nelson County boy 
George Delk to stay with the team. Lead he did" 
and^it earned him three stripes his first class 

Electrical Engineering isn't the easiest thing a 
cade t canundertake t0 learn ' and tha t ^ probably 
why Bob has chosen to be an EE. Bob needs to 
be challenged; he thrives on problems The 
more pressure that builds up, the better he will 
perform. This has been an asset to him at VMI 

?, P n t '^:V e ? inly be an asset t0 him in the 
United States Army. We all see Bob as a career 
airborne, ranger, recon, special forces, regular 

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Douglas Halsey Williams 
Falls Church, Virginia 
nqlish; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural 
ootball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Softball 2, 1 ; Ring Figure Mag- 
•zine; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club; 

Doug came to VMI on that fateful day in 
leptember of 1961 bringing with him a cons- 
ent if not cocky, attitude, a girl, and a guitar, 
le did not keep his cockiness very long; Charlie 
Irown saw to this by requiring him to do some 
20 push-ups (this shoud be a record) during the 
ourse of one Cadre instruction period. Doug 
,nd Charlie always were good buddies! And 
■ie did not keep his girl much longer; but, then, 
ihis is a VMI tradition. He still has his guitar 
ind may have started a new tradition himself 
>y investing his talents in the Highlanders, 
/Mi's version of the Kingston Trio plus two. 

Doug's "Rat" year was pretty rough; this was 
evidenced by his showing as far as grades were 
Concerned. But his grades have risen steadily 
since then, and he now stands well in his cur- 
iculum. (Oh. that all of us could say the same.) 
(\s far as girls are concerned, Doug, indeed, 
necame a winner. How many of us have a gir 
as considerate as Annie? She's quite a girl 
and she has a mighty fine man. Good luck to 
you in the future, "Brother Rat." 


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Michael Anderson Williams 
Roanoke, Virginia 
English; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Private 
4, 2, 1; Rat Baseball 4; Intramural Basketball 
4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Football 3; Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes 2; Cheerleader 2, 1; FIP 1; 
Vice Commandants Award-Summer Camp Air 
Force; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2 (Vice President) 1. 

Michael A. kept with family tradition when he 
tiptoed through the arch that lazy September 
afternoon. After a quick military initiation, Andy 
soon established a path to the Phi Delta Theta 
fraternity house. 

The third class year saw Andy and Ray bneaci 
successfully performing a re-enactment of the 
"Great Escape." Totten's farm substituted 
remarkably well for a German concentration 
camp, and "Big Dan" supplied the co-ordinating 
transportation that sped the escapers past the 
roadblocks, and on to Baldwin. The trip was 
completed five times thatweek.erasinga previous 
"mink" record. 

But the Baldwin flame was extinguished by a 
"cool brook" that ran from Buena Vista to Lex- 
ington, and which left Andy "just as a pal 
knee-deep in a pleasant stream. 

After enduring three years of military science, 
Andy saw the light and transferred to the Air 
Force team. Summer camp found him first 
in his flight, but still with a clean sleeve on the 
hill. With the goal of "jet jockey" in his sights, 
he and the other FIP boys prepared themselves 
for the air lanes during the fall of their senior 

ye The future should fine Andy wearing the Air 
Force blue and participating in all activities at 
the Officers' Club. 

Forrest Etling Wiseman 
Staunton, Virginia 
Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Dis- 
ciplinary Committee 1; Football 4, 3; Intramural 
basketball 4, 3, Football 2; ASCE 3,2,1; Brook- 
side Club 2. 

Oofar entered the Institute in the fall of 1961 
with the three hundred plus high schoolers. 
Having spent a post-graduate year at Augusta 
Military Academy, he adjusted somewhat more 
readily to the system than did many of his co- 

During our third class year, Oofar decided to 
give up rank and varsity athletics to dedicate 
himself to his studies. In spite of his strict 
study habits, he was always one of the gang, 
ready to listen to problems and come to the 
rescue if the need arose. It goes without saying 
that he also found time to entertain the fairer 
sex of Virginia's schools. Many a young lady is 
still waiting for that promised letter that never 
quite made it. 

When Oofar leaves VMI, he will leave quite a 
pair of shoes to be filled, and this dependable, 
ambitous young man is going to go a long way. 

The Brother Rats of 1965 will lose a good 
friend when he passes Limits Gates for that last 
time. We wish the best of everything to an 
outstanding individual with a tremendous 
personality and a great deal of pride and deter- 


Frederick Henry Wittel, Jr. 
"Hank", "Tiger" 
Atlanta, Georgia 

History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1, Cadet 
Captain 1; Football 4; Cadet Editorial Staff 2, 
Contributing Editor 1; Lutheran Club 2, 1; 
Rangers 3; Glee Club 4; Political Science Society 
2, Vice President 1 ; International Relations Club 
2, 1 ; College Bowl Team 1 ; Peace Corps Liaison 
2, 1. 

As the last note of Taps softly pierces the still 
quiet evening, signifying that all good men are in 
their racks where they should be, a loud "hu-ahh" 
arises suddenly from one of the dark corners of 
our fair domain. The "Tiger" is on the prowl! 
Whether it be for the purpose of late study or to 
call that chick about the coming weekend, our 
boy is at it again. 

His nocturnal activity our Rat year was con- 
fined chiefly to student government meetings, 
that is, GC, EC, and RDC, but typical of Hank's 
firm convictions, this only led to a belief in a 
strong class system. With enthusiasm he 
ventured forth his third class year, but was soon 
thwarted by medical problems. But the thorn in 
the side of a tiger does not dull his appetite, and 
this was the case with our tiger as he continued 
his conquests from the bed where he lay. One of 
the "Old Stud's" chief assets is his ability to put 
things in the proper proportion, and this he has 
done in compiling an outstanding academic 
record, as well as extracurricular achievements. 
The high point in this cadet's myriad under- 
takings must be his adventures in Bermuda 
where the whole island knew of our boy's pres- 

James Ronald Workman 

"Diamond Jim" 
Newport News, Virginia 

History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, 
Private 2, 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 
Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club. 

Jim may not be the most military man that came 
through VMI, but he tried. As Lance Corporal 
his Third Class year he was great— the Rats just 
loved him. Instead of concentrating on the mili- 
tary, Jim excelled in academics and sports. In 
football, he was a standout his Senior year. 
Baseball was a different story. Each year the 
large first baseman was a starter. He is a good 
candidate for All Southern Conference his final 

Of course sports are not everything. Along 
with the VMI life go studies. Here again Jim 
found excitement trying to get ready for the next 
day's test. Everything proved under control when 
he ended up with a better than average grade. 

Although VMI was Jim's ultimate dream, he 
was forced to graduate after four eventful and 
fun-filled years. We had to tear the rifle from his 
hands and the shako from his head. 

All was not wine and roses though. Ring 
Figure was not all to him that he had expected, 
and he was forced to retrieve his Miniature, but 
everything worked out well for Jim in the end. 

John Gilmore Yager 

Memphis, Tennessee 

Physics; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 
Judo 4; Intramural Football 1; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1.1 
Political Science Society 3, 2, 1. 

It seemed impossible, if not highly unlikely 
that one Rat from Memphis would make it. Yet 
here he is in all his smiling glory, defying the 
gods and the physics department so that he 
could get that coveted parchment in his hand.: 
"T-Bird" has been a permanent fixture in "F' 
Company ever since his arrival on that fateful day: 
in September many, many moons ago. Although 
he never was an outstanding success in the 
military aspect, "F" Company followed his every 
move as Guidon. 

During Bloody Sunday, "Foxie" could be found 
impersonating a member of the guard while 
getting his Bro' Rats out of trouble with coat- 
hanger-bearing upperclassmen. Now all he has 
to do is dodge one determined girl for a few more 
years so that he can make enough money to 
support them both in style. Style seems to be 
"Yages"' middle name, for he sets his own trends 
in dress, walk and haircuts. He even has his own 
way of dodging the Tac staff. John is sure to be 
a success as he worked on a government re- 
search grant his second class summer, and he 
was offered a full scholarship in Neurophysiol- 
ogy. A true Brother Rat, we will miss him after 
graduation, and so will the Central Lunch. 


Lonnie Vincent Yanda 


Pekin, Illinois 

Mathematics B.S.; Platoon Leaders Class; Lance 
Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 
4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 2; New- 
man Club 4, 3, 2,1; Math Club 2,1. 

Four years ago, a hairy body, slightly resem- 
bling a teddy bear, emerged from the hills of 
Tennessee to embark on the second phase of 
his military education. With his intelligence and 
military bearing, this hairy young body quickly fell 
into line with cadet life, and by his proficiency in 
Rat drilling, he demonstrated that his previous 
four years had been well spent. Lonnie is one of 
the few persons who have maintained their 
convictions in order to graduate with a degree 
in mathematics. Following graduation, Lonnie 
will begin his military career by attending Marine 
Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. 

The members of the class of '65 will always 
remember Lonnie and they wish him all the 
success in the world. 

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Michael Kenneth Yenchochic 


Mingo Junction, Ohio 

Electrical Engineering; Infantry 3, 2, Air Force 
4, 1; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Pioneer In- 
vestment Club 1; Fire Fighting 3; Cadet Waiter 
2, 1; Checkers 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Straight from the modern metropolis of 
Mingo Junction, Ohio, came this serious- 
minded young man eager to make his way in the 
world of Electrical Engineers. He will leave in 
June, still eager to make his way with his fellow 
EE's but he is not quite as serious-minded. 

Several factors caused him to lose some of 
his seriousness. His roommates gave him a 
good bit of ribbing about his name, and, with 
the roommates he had, he couldn't help coming 
out of his shell. This change from introvert to 
extrovert was first noticed during the third class 
Corps trip to Richmond. Feeling no pain, Yens 
boldly climbed onto the roof of the John Marshall 
Hotel, clad in his stylish drawers, in search of 
the Tobacco Festival Queens. Other adventures 
in Richmond have proven highly interesting, 
but unmentionable. 

The summer after his Rat year, The Chief 
joined the ranks of the elite group, the Summer 
School Gang. After two more summers at the 
College Center of the South, he was given his 
honorary membership. 

So, with memories and memberships, an 
Air Force commission, and a degree, Ole 
Yens will follow his fellow EE's on the trail 
to better light bulbs— and success. 


Karl Frederick Zeller 

Milford, New Jersey 

Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 
Sergeant 1; Football 3; Intramural Football 2, 
Softball 3, 2, Wrestling 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Skin Diving 4; Gymnastic Club 3, 2; Rangers 2. 

"The Hustler," as this fine young man is 
known, can make the most of any situation— 
that is to say, the most money! This devoted 
plebeian never gave anything or anybody a 

Long to be remembered as one who really 
got the most for doing less, Karl pulled good 
grades. An arduous worker between R.Q. 
and taps— he really knew how to make the most 
of fifteen minutes. 

In spite of the wild confusion around cave 105, 
Karl was always calm; ever oblivious to the 
"blue grass" and bedlam. 

Returning soon to his New Jersey farmland, 
this man will not likely forget the big-city life 
in Lexington. He never developed much love 
for the Southland; in fact, he found VMI "South- 
ern Hospitality" down right awful. Karl returns 
with one lasting impression of his Sojourn 
South— "Those damn Rebels are all alike!" 

In parting we wish the best (no need to worry 
here) for Karl— the Phillip Nolan of VMI. 


vr<\\ «e THERE 

HkS — p 

The 1965 Class Emblen 



Joseph E. Martin is known by members of receiving gui 

dance for the advancement of a worth- 

the Corps as an excellen 
coach. To us, the members 

t math teacher and a fine track 

while goal. Admittedly our view 

s have been filled with 

of the Class of 1965, he will 

be remembered not only as the class advisor, but also cons 

as a man w 
and energy, 

bias, but Major Martin has always taken them into 
deration before giving his side which necessarily 
d to be tinted with the rules of the Institute, and his 


ho unselfishly gave of himself, of his time 
to guide our class in the right direction. WO rds have proven that they were best for the cadet, 

As track coach he has helped to lead the team to gjven tne ru | es f tne school. 

championship after championship; we feel that he has 
done the same for our class. He has been more than 
willing to advise any cadet who needed help solving any 
problem. Mo 
to him in his moment of indecisio 

We the Class of 1965, extend our deepest thanks 

and appreciation to a man w 

ho has aided us in our 

re specifically, the class president could go problems 

both large and small, and has shown his 

n and be assured of cor 

plete devotion to both the Class and the Institute. 


Carr Hyatt and Jack McEwan make a solemn entrance into the 
Virginia Military Institute 

Mac Hammond tries to make the myth of the "Old Corps" becorm 
a reality 

Donnie White tries to tell the folks back home all 
about VMI 

Jerry Borries discovers the wonderful world of the slide 

Paul Crawford, Rick Johnson, Jim Maurer, and Easley Moore shove 
Jim Porterfield into a trash can to break the monotony and Jim's back 

Russ Proctor in a rare pose 

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I thought I could make a lot of money with this, Doc. I'i 
charging twenty-five cents a peek! 

Butch and Bodie nl 

A dozen red roses for every Ring Figure date 

College life is really great! Where else could a man 
enjoy mountain dew in his silk smoking jacket? 

Rusty and Rusty enjoy some of Pennsylvania's cool 
refreshing liquid 

neating system is on the blink, Tom builds his own fire 

The Class of '65 presents its ring 

"The Little Brown Jug" was one of the most popular songs for our four years 

The first Brother Rat of '65 goes on guard 

This is dedicated to all YANKEES who came to the sunny (?) 

Bob looks a little pooped-this must have been 
taken after an FTX or after a Hop Weekend 

m ^ V*^"* r» r ' ? ^ r ' •*»> I 

We see his ring around her neck, but where is he? 

Someday I'd like to take a long trip across the United States 

Where in the world are my candles? 


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Some guys 

You mean to tell me that all these woods belong to 
VMI cadets?! 

Who said that FTX was all work and no play? 



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Wilmore S. Scott, Jr 

Mills G. Jones 

Donald R. Jebo Norman D. Radford, Jr. J. Herbert Mayton, Jr. 

Edward H. Engle, Jr 

John G. Yager 

John R. Walker Ralph B. Robertson Warren P. Self 

James E. Turner j onn R . Pr05ser 

Clyde W. Bragg, Jr. Mark W. Freeburn 

John W. Ayres II 



The publication of the first Who's Who Among 
Students in American Colleges and Universities more 
than twenty-five years ago established a national basis 
of recognition for college students. Today colleges and 
universities continue to endorse the venture; 1965 will 
make the 31st annual publication of the directory of 
distinguished students. 

A faculty-staff selection committee determined the 
Institute's 1965 representatives to "Who's Who", all 

of whom have displayed all-round excellence in many 
phases of V Ml life. The V Ml contingent is large enough 
to provide a complimentary representation of the Corps, 
yet small enough to confine nominations to exceptional 
members of the Corps. 

Selections were made on the basis of each cadet's 
academic record, his contribution to extracurricular 
activities, and his military record as a member of the 
Corps of Cadets. 

R. W. Urmston, Historian; M. C. Taylor, President; L. C. Reifsnider, Vice-President 


When the new cadet matriculates at VMI, he in- 
fallibly invisions the day that his class will become the 
leader of the Corps. For the members of the Class of 
1966, this dream has become a reality. 

The Second Class year has been one of preparation 
for this leadership. Some returned from summer va- 
cation early for football, others for cadre, but most of 
us just returned. The first football game ended our 
first week of school, and any qualms we had of being 
back were quickly caught up in the whirlwind of studies 
and pep rallies. Shortly, however, life settled into its 
old, dull routine; a routine that was broken only by an 
occasional furlough or a long-awaited hop weekend. 

With the arrival of the Corps trip, many of our Brother 
Rats participated in the activities of the Tobacco Bowl 
Festival as escorts to the tobacco princesses, while 
others celebrated in a myriad number of ways. As an 
addition to the Fall excitement, our class swelled with 
pride as VMI celebrated its one hundred twenty-fifth 

Other than graduation, Ring Figure is considered 
the most important event that the VMI man goes through 
during his cadetship. At Ring Figure we received our 
Class Rings: a ring that expresses the individuality of 
each successive class which passes through the Insti- 
tute. Ours was no exception in thinking that its ring 

was the best possible, and each member will wear it 
with pride for the rest of his life. Ring Figure is more 
than just receiving a ring; it is one of the true "party 
weekends" at VMI. 

As we look back on this weekend, we can justifiably 
feel proud that our class saw more members pass 
through the Figure than any previous class, and that 
we set a precedent in the use of a large scale model of 
our ring. The fun began in Roanoke after the Tech 
game when a reception was held for all members of 
our class and their dates. On Friday night, following the 
Ring Figure Ceremony in Cocke Hall, where we received 
our rings, formality was abandoned, and we attended 
our first Pine Room party. Saturday turned out to be a 

day of recuperation, and on Sunday we not only said 
good-bye to our dates, but also to an event that will 
only be paralleled by Finals '66. 

Christmas vacation came and was over all too fast. 
We returned to late lights, No-Doz, and the inevitable 
cramming for exams. Following semester "break," the 
doldrums of February and March were broken by Mid- 
Winters and finally Spring Vacation when our Brother 
Rats left for places from Selma to Nassau. 

The following two months found us making final 
preparations for the position of leadership that we are 
to assume in September. Next year let us strive to use 
our abilities, individually and as a united class, to make 
our final year the best we have known at VMI. 

The Ring Figure Committee of the Class of 1966 

Richard York Atlee 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Donald Ray Barrett 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Donald Dwain Ayres 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

George Lloyd Barton, IV 
Woodberry Forest, Virginic 

Lawrence Edward Boese 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Michael Jorden Bache 
Richmond, Virginia 

Edward Lawrence 
Belle Harbor, Ne 

John Stephen Bolger 
Roanoke, Virginic 

Joseph Conrad Bala 
Manassas, Virgil 

John Leslie Beck 
Bridgeville, Pennsylva 

John Lillard Bradley, III 
Abingdon, Virginia 

Victor Gerard Barnes 
Water Mill, L. I., N. Y. 

Keph Ray Birindelli, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

James Ernest Bromar 
Conway, Pennsylvanic 



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Robert Kent Broo 
Washington, D. C 

Albert Vandeventer Cc 
Waterford, Virgin* 

Michael Lockhart Clark 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Dliver David Creekmc 
Portsmouth, Virginic 

Visarn Chanaratna 
Washington, D. C. 

James Stewart Clarke, III 
Columbia, South Carolina 

Clifford Andrew Crittsinge 
Buffalo, New York 

Patrick Leopold C. Chang-Lo Warren William Channel 
San Francisco, California Chesapeake, Virginia 

Ronald roung Clough Albert Zabel Conner Jr 

Newport News Virgin.a Ph.ladelphia, Pennsylvania 

Peter Randolph Carringto 
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 



Craig Douglas Caldwell 
Fort Worth, Texas 

Herbert Basil Chittum, Jr 
Lexington, Virginia 

3ckie Macon Cooper 
Bassett, Virginia 




Darrell Sounders Daniels Richard David Daughenty II 
Norfolk, Virginia Highland Park, Illinois 

Graham Edward Dean Martin Donohue Delaney III 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Alexandria Virainia ' 

Arlington, Virginia 





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Daniel Thomas King 
North Babylon, L. I., N. Y. 

Lloyd Lorenzo Leech, III Thomas Franklin Lemons, J 
New York, New York Roanoke, Virginia 

Frank Garrett Louthan, III Peter Lawrence MacM,|lan >£$™£°^°%^ a 
Richmond, Virginia Annville, Pennsylvania rinsuu.y ., 

William Granville McClur. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Clifford Horner Martin, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Donald James Mattaro, Jr 
Langley Park, Maryland 

Paul Burton Maini 
Kingston, Massachusetts 

John Knox McEwen 
Matoaca, Virginia 

William Tim Manahan 
Blue Ridge Summit, Penn 

William Philip Lonergan 
Alexandria, Virginia 

m Averett Marshal] 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

nk Robert McKain, Jr. 
ginia Beach, Virginia 





Pittsburgh, Penn 







r ° wT'h P Vi^nia ^ 

William X. Parsons 
Wytheville, Virginia 

Francis Joseph Paul 
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Narrows, Virginia 

David Ralph Pinkus 
Dallas, Texas 

Robert Comyn Poland 
Falls Church, Virginia 


arles Leonard Ramsburg 
Berryville, Virginia 

Steven Henry Reams 
Richmond, Virginia 

Donald Bruce Reed 
Georgetown, Massachusetts 

Lawrence Clark Reifsnider 
Westminster, Maryland 

Carl Edward Rhodes, J 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Philip Douqlas Richard 
Chesapeake, Virginia 

Robin Polk Ritchie 
Houston, Texas 

Paul Ashworth Robblee, Jr. 
Falls Church, Virginia 

David Michael Roberts 
Richmond, Virginia 

John St. Clair Robertson, Jr. 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Edward Dunston Romn 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Charles John Rothwell 
Andover, Maryland 

John Louis Rowe, Jr 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Leslie Marable Rutledge, Jr 
Newport News, Virginia 

Woodson A. Sadler, Jr. 
Colonial Heights, Virginia 

Robert Lyon Sammet 
Ashland, Kentucky 

Ernest Edward Saunders, 
Hopewell, Virginia 




Dwight Sloan Sessoms 
Shenandoah, Virginia 

Robert Mack Sleeker 

John Joseph Sharkey, III Emmanuel Michael Shedlock Gilbert Stephen Siegel 
Dubois, Pennsylvania Connellsville, Pennsylvania New Hyde Park, L, I., N. Y. 

Kenneth Wayne Spit2 
Oceana, Virginia 

ncent Calvin Scott, Jr. Percy Adkins Sensabaugh, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia Lexington, Virginia 

Ross Hobson Simpson Thomas Glascock Slater, Jr 

Houston, Texas Upperville, Virginia 





William Edward Stuckmeyer 
Springfield, Virginia 

Kennett 5q., Pennsylvania 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Bon Air, Virginia t 

icksville, Long Island, N. Y. 

Rockville, Maryland 

William Temple Talman, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

Richard Parrish Tarrall 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Thomas Francis Tauskey 
Monsey, New York 

Marshall Carney Taylor 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Robert Stanley Thomas 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Thomas William Tolb 
Arlington, Virginia 

John McLeod Turner 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Vernon Powell Turner 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Randolph Williams Urmston 
Wilmington, Delaware 

Philip Anthony Volenti 
Brooklyn, New York 

Peteris Vanags 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Leon Cox Vannais 
Leonia, New Jersey 

Robert H. W. Veller, II 
Winchester, Virginia 

Robert Joseph Vogler 
Morrisville, Pennsylvania 

Julius Volgyi, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Paul Allyn Wagner 
Mangla Jhelum, W. Pakistan 

Walter Rudolph Walsh, Jr. 
Arlington, Virginia 

John Arthur Walter 
Washington, D. C. 




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Samuel Heltzel, Historian; Robert Randolph, President; Richard Irby, Vice-President 


Our summer passed all too quickly as the unwished 
for day came. The Class of '67 was back for another 
nine months of riotous living, not as Rats, but a step 
higher and a stoop lower as third classmen. 

This year has proved a welcome change in contrast 
with straining, no radios, and restrictions that we had 
last year. When we returned to barracks on 16 Septem- 
ber, we found we were moving down a stoop. This was 
the first good change, for now we could leave that extra 
flight of steps to the Rats. Many of us probably couldn't 
make it up now anyway. 

We received a few privileges, but somehow the 
gray walls stayed gray, no matter how much we tried 

to better the situation. VMI and this would not change. 

As soon as the academic year started, we found our 
own class functioning as a unit. The class emblem 
design was the first thing on the agenda. After con- 
templation and decision, three were made up; all were 
rejected by the class. After a new design was sub- 
mitted, the choice was made. Many were dubious, 
but after the emblem arrived, the "67" emblem proved 
itself by its acceptance. With this, we were on our way 
to becoming a class to remember. 

We now participated fully in the extracurricular life 
on the hill. Members of our class were active in all 
facets of intramural sports and contributed to every 

varsity team from golf to football. Our class president, 
along with participating in football, was selected to be 
a member of the College Bowl team. 

Christmas finally came— a welcome change! Ahead 
lay exams which none of us hoped would come, but 
since we could do nothing about them, we tried to forget 
in our own way over the blissful two weeks. 

The New Year brought with it the thought of our 
Ring Figure, and the Ring Committee began to work on 
what we felt was to become the best Class Ring ever. 
Many long hours were spent working on the ring, re- 
sulting in the ring which the class of "67" will wear with 

As we evaluate the year we have just spent, we find 
we have changed. VMI has played a part in this change 
and whether or not we use it to the best advantage is up 
to us. 

The class of "67" is growing up in a changing world. 
Whether this change will be an improvement or not 
will depend on our leadership, for we must unite and 
form a class— a real class. Ours must be one that can 
work as a unit. The next two years are our most im- 
portant; if we want to advance and surpass other class- 
es, we must strengthen this bond of unity and surge 
forward, making a name for the class which will be 
heard from today, tomorrow, and the years to come. 

The Third Class Enforces the "Rat Line" 

Alfred Sevol Aldrich, Jr. Bruce Bailey Amlicke 

Chappaqua, New York Basking Ridge, New Jerse 

Jerrrey Whitehead Aston Robert Louis Ayers Michael Aldo Bagnulo William James Baker 

Saint Petersburg, Florida Wheeling, West Virginia Satellite Beach, Florida Arnp'or, OnraTio, Canad, 

liam Fitzgerald Brand, III James Robert Breckinridge Patton Harrison Breland Jr 
Alexandria, Virginia Fincastle, Virginia Houston, Texas ' 


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Charles Vaughon Brooke George Mercer Brooke, III Richard Norris Brooke, Jr 
Warrenton, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Front Royal, Virginia 

Kenneth Nung Fo Chun Ja 

Philip Charles Cosby Thomas Robbins Coughenour Wil 

Falls Church, Virginia Connellsville. Pennsylvar 




Richard Maupin Dixon Harley Wentworth Dua 

Danville, Virgin 

Richmond, Virginia 

II Henry Watkey Easterly, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

George Theodore Elmore 
Richmond, Virginia ' 

Douglas Lee Fisher, Jr. 
Winchester, Virginia 

Marshall Fleshood Robert Joseph Flynn Jr 
Vienna, Virginia' 

Colonial Heights, V 

John Bert Foret, Jr. 
Takoma Park, Maryland 

John Franklin Forsyth, IV 
Staunton, Virginia 



Norfolk, Virginia 

Robert Goodwin Gile 
Roanoke, Virginia 

as Gillette, III 
, Virginia 

William Raymond Gosney, Jr. ^Charles Barrett Graham 
Alexandria, Virginia Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Wheaton, Maryland 

Philip Joseph Gioia 
lew Windsor, New York 

Skidmore Neale Garrett, Jr 
Cumberland, Virginia 

John Louis Crump Goode 
Hamburg, New York 

Robert Leonard Green 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

nomas A. Gritzmache 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Barry Lee Green 
risburg, Pennsylvania 

Andrew Gustafs 
oanoke, Virginia 

Robert Culliton Gn 



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William David Gwaltney 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Clifford Hamilton Hagy, Jr 
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 

San Francisco, California 

Michael Edward Hall 
Corona, California 

Thomas Francis Hancock, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Jameson Titus Hannah 
East Sandwich, Mass. 

Lorry Hale Hardy 
Danville, Virginia 

Charles J. Harkrader, III 
Bristol, Tennessee 

William Eugene Harmon, Jr. 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

William Wayne Harris 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Sylvester Erwin Hathaway, III 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

James Ernest Hayes, Jr. 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Barry Edward Hedquist 
Holden, Massachusetts 

Samuel Bowen Heltzel 
Winchester, Virginia 

Randolph Grymes Heneberger 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 

Robert Warren Hess 
Springfield, Virginia 

Dennis Keith Hill 
Lexington, Virginia 

John Richard Hilsabeck 
Santa Ana, California 

Robert Earl Hinkel 
Plainfield, New Jersey 

Charles David Hobgood 
Blackstone, Virginia 

Bryan William Holloman, III 
Richmond. Virginia 

John Howard Holt 
Hampton, Virginia 

William Harlae Hoofnagle, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

John Scott Horner 
Richmond, Virginia 


Lloyd Lee Howard, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Gerald Allen Hovt 
Culpeper, Virginia 

VVatkms Preston Hubbard, Jr. 
Crewe, Virginia 

William Vincent Hughes, Jr 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Michael Joseph Ingelido, II 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Richard Munroe Irby, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

George Norcross Irvine, III 
San Angelo, Texas 

Ray Emitt Irvine 
Augusta, Michigan 

Thomas Edgar Jenks, III 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

David Ray Johnson 
Hampton, Virginia 

Arlington, Virginia 

Donald Richard Jones, Jr. 
New York, New York 

Edgar Rowlings Jones 
Franklin, Virginia 

John Kipling Jones 
Richmond, Virginia 

Dan Lightfoot Jordan 
Columbus AFB, Mississippi 

James Nurney Joyner, Jr. 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Karl Arthur Kanitz 
Richmond, Virginia 

Charles Winfield Keblusek 
McLean, Virginia 

William Lane Kelly, IV 
Hampton, Virginia 

Robert Mollis Kerr 
Barnngton, Illinois 

William James Kiniry 
Richmond, Virginia 

Ernest Patrick Kish 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Robert Winfield Klink 
Vinton, Virginia 

Falls Church, Virginia 






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Oakton, Virginia 

Roanoke, Virginic 
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Lewis Franklin Payne, Jr. 
Amherst, Virginia 

John Henry Jones Pearce 
Miami Beach, Florida 

James St, Clair Phlegar, Jr 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Ronald Steven Pickens 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Willord Gathings Plentl, Jr. 
Highland Springs, Virginia 

Elias Dodson Poe, III 
Eaton, Ohio 

Robin Daryl Porter 
Midlothian, Virginia 

Eugene Kneeland Potter, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

Vance Daly Powell, Jr. 
Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. 

John Frank Prince 
Miamisburg, Ohio 

Charles Austin Pritchard, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 


Hard Howard Pugh, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Kermit E. Quick, Jr. 
Williamsburg, Virginia 

Robert Carter Randolph 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Harry Ratrie, III 
Towson, Maryland 

Richard Bruce Reid 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Thomas Burton Rhodes, Jr. 
Dallas, Texas 


urge Thomas Richardso 
Salem, Virginia 

Perry Nicholas Ritenour 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Scott Don Roberts 
Stamford, Connecticut 

Taylor Savage Roberts 
Roanoke, Virginia 

James Arthur Robertson 
Salem, Virginia 

George Rodak, Jr. 
Weirton, West Virginia 

ames Edward Rogers 
Richmond, Virginia 




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Craig Scott Romame, Jr. 
Chester, Virginia 

Charles H. Romanowski, Jr 
Manchester, Connecticut 

James Warren Rountree, Jr 
Suffolk, Virginia 

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George Edward Sanborn 
Charlottesville, Virginia 

Michael Larry Sanford 
New York City, New York 

Stephen Charles Sboray, III 
Vinton, Virginia 

Lawrence Walker Scanlan 
Kansas City, Missouri 

Michael Andrew Schlosser 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Neil Schlussel 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

John Henry Schultheis 
Alexandria, Virginia 


D. Shackleford, II 
andria, Virginia 

John Adams Shaw, Jr 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

John Stephen Shea, Jr. 
Brooklyn, New York 

John Joseph Sheeran 
Katonah, New York 

Francis Joseph Sheme 
Madisonville, Kentucky 

Charles Abram Shepherd, 
Charlottesville, Virginia 



s Edward Shorter 
ewe, Virginia 

Lewis Roller Shotten 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Charles Frederick Smith 
Richmond, Virginia 

Joseph Paul Stafford 
New Castle, Delaware 

Richard Earl Stanard 
Arlington, Virginia 

Herbert Stanley Steelman, 
Richmond, Virginia 


James Re.d Sterrett 
Belle Meade. New Jersey 






Victor Joseph Tambone 
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 

Robert Louis Tannen 
Arlington, Virginia 

James Pronk Tate, III 
Arlington, Virginia 

Douglass Anthony Taylor 
Pleasantville, New Jersey 

John Howard Taylor 
Hampton, Virginia 

Dennis Lee Telzrow 
New York City, New York 

William Ruben Terry 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Sidney Arlington Thomas 
Spnngwood, Virginia 

Jack Lee Thompson 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Thomas Larry Thompson 
Natural Bridge, Virginia 

Philip Thomas Thurmond, Jr 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Maximilian Toch 
Flushing, New York 

Meredith T, Tomlinson, Jr. 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Eugene Newton Touchstone 
Danville, Virginia 

Heber Venable Traywick, J 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Peter Frederick VanNote 
North Palm Beach, Florida 

John Watt Vaughan 
Richmond, Virginia 

Richard Haskins Vaughan 
Richmond, Virginia 

David Julian Veazey, Jr. 
Alexandria, Virginia 

John Edlow Vest, III 
Radford, Virginia 

Gary Scott Vogel 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Ronald Allan Vogel 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Hans Fredrik Wachtmeister 
Warrenton, Virginia 

Robert Francis Wade 
Holyoke, Massachusetts 


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James Francis Waehler William Dani. 

Westfield, New Jersey Wheeling, We 

Larry Wayne Wertz 

James Gleason Wilsor 
Adelphi, Maryland 

Erie, Pennsylv 

Venice, Cc 
Robert Grov 

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Utica, New York 

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New cadets with their parents prepare to enter Cocke Hall to register at the Virginia Military Institute 


Dear Uncle Billy, 

When I saw the Virginia Military Institute for the 
first time, I was very impressed. People (whom I later 
discovered were actually cadets) went out of their way 
to be nice to me and my parents. There was even a 
schedule of guided tours available for the purpose 
of showing my parents the school to which they had 
delivered me. Everything was just too good to be true- 
but I soon discovered the violence that lurked beneath 
the peaceful front. 

For awhile, I thought that I had entered the wrong 
door or signed the wrong form. When I left home that 
morning, I was filled with visions of a college life, but 
that did not last long. Instead of helping and being 
kind to me, they were all shouting as if I were a criminal. 

But things were moving too fast to do anything about 
my situation and before I knew it, I was wearing a hot 
grey shirt, grey pants that didn't fit and a pair of boots 
that everyone said needed to be shined. That night 
they told me that I was a disgrace to VMI and they 
would be sure I received individual attention until I 
"shaped up." It didn't take me long to discover that to 
be a promise rather than a threat. I received individual 
attention for seven months! 

It's hard to remember everything that happened 
during the year, but I do remember my first lesson in the 
method of saluting. When my instructor asked if anyone 
knew how to salute properly, I raised my hand and said, 
"Yeah, I do." That cost me ten push-ups. When I was 


finally allowed to show my ability, I gave the best salute 
I'd ever given. My instructor groaned miserably and 
gave me ten more push-ups. "But sir, that's how we 
did it in the scouts." He almost cried. 

When the Old Corps returned, we started classes. 
I was never so glad to see teachers and books. After 
the upperclassmen grew tired of continually harassing 
me and my "Brother Rats," a daily routine developed. 
To prevent this routine's becoming monotonous, a 
"Rat Mixer" was held. Seeing all those girls made 
me realize that there was still another world out there 
somewhere. But the routine continued and was only 
briefly disturbed by such things as the Corps Trip, a 
few "formal" dances, a too short Christmas vacation, 
exams, a few more dances and those too frequent trips 
to the fifth stoop. I had spent almost seven months at 

id I was beginning to wonder if I would always be 
a Rat. And then one morning I discovered that I was the 
object of an over-abundance of that personal attention 
factor. Everybody was running around shouting resur- 
rection and I was just running and running and running 
ad infinitum. But "Good Friday" finally arrived and as 
soon as I reached the fourth stoop, 'rny days in the Rat 
Line were over. 

The rest of the year passed in relative peace with the 
exception of Spring Hike on which I was mortally 
wounded a few times. But June thirteenth gave me 
enough inspiration to know that I would return next 
year as a third classman. 

Your nephew, 
Buzz '68 

The first taste of the VMI rat line is bitter to these "once-upon-a-time civilians 

Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr, 
Monongahela, Pennsylvanii 

Donald Frasier Biggs 
Rapid City, South Dakota 

Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr 
Staunton, Virginia 

Crispin Pond Blanchette 
Jessup, Maryland 

Cecil Nel 

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Thomas Marshall Boyd 
Gloucester, Virginia 

William Preston Boyer, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

Andrew Frederick Bradley 
Williamsburg, Virginia 

William Melvin Bragg 
Wyckoff, New Jersey 

William Mordicai Branch, I 
Franklin, Virginia 

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Thompson Osa Coryel 
Herndon, Virginia 

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Arnold Wright Ellis, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Terence Ralph Emerson 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Walter Scott Evans, Jr. 
Massies Mill, Virginia 

William McClellan Fallin 
Heathsville, Virginia 

John Joseph Falzone 
Garwood, New Jersey 

Robert Alan Farrenkopt 
Spring Valley, New York 

John Thomas Fergusor 
Richmond, Virgink 

Los Angeles, Calitornia 

James Robert Fleming 
Cochituate, Massachusetts 

Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. 
Alberta, Virginia 

Wayne James Fowler 
Bellmore, New York 

John George Frank 
New York City, New York 

Kenneth Michael Frick 
Ford City, Pennsylvania 

Ronald Everette Gallagher 
Sandston, Virginia 

Barry James Gardner 
Ashland, Virginia 

Richard Lee Garner, Jr. 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 

David Rhine Gehr 
Springwater, New York 

Myles David Gibbons 
Stamford, Connecticut 

Peter Richard Goldman 

Maurice Mero Gompf 
Chesapeake, Virginia 

John David Griffin, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Paul Bruce Grigg 
w Cumberland, Pennsylva 

Irvin Grodsky 
Mobile, Alaba 

Herbert Mark Groth 
Arlington, Virginia 

Benjamin Harley Gi 
Charles City, Virginia 

Joseph Addison Hagan, III 
Norfolk, Virginia 

James Howard Haney 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Alan Gibbs Harding 
Arlington, Virginia 

Donald Ryan Harris, III 
Costa Mesa, California 

Edward Moseley Harris, J 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Shellie Charles Ha 
Portsmouth, Vi 

John Lawrence Hart, J 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Thomas Michael Ha' 
San Francisco, Californ 

Paul Vinson Heb- 
Richmond, Virginia 

Ben Harris Hedrick 
Lovettsville, Virginia 

Daniel Henon 
Philadelphia, Pennsy 

les Everette Henry, J 
Franklin, Virginia 

Kevin John Henry 
Arlington, Virginia 

Richard Joseph Herbste 
Chester, Pennsyyania 

Thomas James Hickey, J 
Arlington, Virginia 

Beniamin Harold Hicks 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Bernard Richard Hill 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

John Carl H 
Springdale, Pennsylvania 




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John Cregan Howland 
McLean, Virginia 

Victor Kuo Liang Huang 

Singapore, Malaysia 

Stephen Michael Hubbard 
AltaVista, Virginia 

Kim Douglas Hunsaker 
Arlington, Virginia 

Robert Grant Hyatt 
Kingsport, Tennessee 

Albert Maifield Jackson 
Waverly, Virginia 

Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr 
Culpeper, Virginia 

Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III 
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 

Dion Wendell Johnson 
Woodbury, New Jersey 

Henry Branch Johnson, III 
Rockville, Maryland 

Douglas Lee Jones 
Front Royal, Virginic 

Gainer Brown Jor 
Houston, Tex 

Reverdy Hamlin Jones, III 
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 

Stanton Fitzgerald Jone? 
Chatham, New Jersey 

Richard Francis Keck 
Corning, New York 

Creigh Johnson Kelley 
Westport, Connecticut 

John Edward Kemper 
Alexandria, Virginia 

William Conrad Kerber, I 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Dean Arthur Kershaw 
Wenonah, New Jersey 

Frederick Hulon King 
Arlington, Virginia 

Gary Harper Klemas 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Richard George Knox 
Towson, Maryland 


Dennis Jon Kopecko 
Richmond, Virginia 

Cenneth Walter Kowalsl 
Bethpage, New York 

Krita Kr.takara 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Cyrus Kerr Kump 
Elkins, West Virginia 

Thomas George Loboda 
Garden City, New York 

Herbert Watkins Lame 
Windsor, Virginia 

James Howard Lambert 
Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvan 

John Cooper Lane 
Ridgewood, New Jersey 

Phillip Lee Lame 

David Holbrook Law 
Fairfax, Virginia 

Theodore Edmund Leduc 
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 

Gregory Charles Lee 

John Garland Lester 
Midlothian, Virginia 

Joseph Walter LeVine 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Dennis Henry Long 
York, Pennsylvania 

Augusta, Georgia 

Stephen Hawkins Love 
Sacramento, California 

Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. 
MacD.II AFB, Tampa, Florida 

Donald Alexander MacCuish 
Gloucester, Massachusetts 

Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. 
Hampton, Virginia 

Michael Timothy Mahoney 
Orchard Park, New York 

Michael Robert Malone 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia 

Lester Colter Martin 
Annandale, Virginia 

William Pope Martin 
Hampton, Virginia 






Jeffrey Peter O'Connell 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

David George O'Connor 
Hopewell, Virginia 

John Freeman Orton 

John L. Pabst, III 
Hampton, Virginia 

Garland West Padgett, Jr 
Langley AFB, Virginia 

Dale Corwin Pancake, Jr. 
Bossier City, Louisiana 

Jack McPherson Parrish 
Richmond, Virginia 

John Richard Patterson, I 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Philip Gregory Pauls 
Falls Church, Virginic 

Philip Michael Paz 
Ambridge, Pennsylv 

Kenneth Wade Pennington 
Fairfax, Virginia 

Kenneth James Perkins 
North Bergen, New Jerse 

Joseph Paul Petit 

John Michael Philipps 
Lima, Ohio 

Christopher Keith Phillips 
Newport News, Virginia 

John Robert Philpott, Jr 
Lexington, North Carolm 

Gilbert William Piddington, Jr 
Blackwood, New Jersey 

Frank Joseph Pinizzotto 
Glassboro, New Jersey 

John Tilden Plummer 
Richmond, Virginia 

James Dickson Polley, IV 
Springfield, Virginia 

Robert Franc 
Newport Ne 

Stephen Joseph Pov 
McMurray, Pennsylv 

James David Prinz 
Newport News, Virginic 

John Thomas Provinc 
Falls Church, Virginii 







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Paul Douglas Quille 
Miami, Florida 

John Joseph Ramsburg 
Berryville, Virginia 

Richard Kenneth Rankii 
Greenbelf, Virginia 

James Clifford Reeves, III 
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 

Charles Frederic William Rencs 
Hampton, Virginia 

Archer Lee Richardson, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. 
Petersburg, Virginia 

George Hubert Roberts, Jr. 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Michael Donald Robertson 
Largo, Florida 

William David Robertson 
Norfolk, Virginia 

John Douglas Royster 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Lawrence Mitchell Ryan 
White Plains, New York 

irvey Seymour Sadow, Jr 
Scarsdale, New York 

Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

Thomas Milton Salisbury 
Arlington, Virginia 

jthaniel Hathaway Sander 
Chesapeake, Virginia 

Charles Shepherd Saphos 
New York City, New York 

Michael Charles Sartori 
Aurora, Colorado 

Paul Alan Scheftel 
Fort Lee, Virginia 

Robert Emil Schmalznedt 
Cedar Grove, New Jersey 

Douglas Paul Schnabel 
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 

David Alan Schneider 
Richmond, Virginia 

Jared Naphtali Schwartz 
Youngstown, Ohio 




Billy Michael Seargeant 
Petersburg, Virginia 

George Hall Sebren 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Bliss Kennison Shafer, Jr. 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Michael Gregory Shepard 
Norfolk, Virginia 

LeRoy Eugene Shoemaker 
San Francisco, California 

George Booker Shorter 
Centreville, Virginia 

Thomas Ammen Showalter 
Radford, Virginia 

John Richard Siegel 
White Stone, Virginia 

Paul Wiseman Simmons 
Sebrell, Virginia 

Jay Bruce Slaughter 
Glen Head, New York 

Alvin Duval Sledd, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Alfred Littlefield Smith, Jr 
Richmond, Virginia 

Craig William Smith 
Annandale, Virginia 

Joe Oliver Smith 
Guntersville, Alabama 

McLean Smith, Jr 
Arlington, Virginia 

Carroll Eugene Spencer 
Tampa, Florida 

Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr 
Buchanan, Virginia 

George Warner Squire 
Richmond, Virginia 

Robert Saunders Steele 
Chester, Virginia 

rence Jago Stetson, Jr 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Stephen Armstrong Strickler 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

John Chalmers Sutton, III 
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 





Gordon Charles Sweeney 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Charles Edward Swink, Jr. 
Lexington, Virginia 

Harold William Switzer 
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 

Joseph Collins Talbott 
Fort Meade, Maryland 

Charles Marshall Taylo 
Richmond, Virginia 

Donald Ralph Taylor 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Ronald Lee Taylo 
Monroe, Louisiam 

Charles Michael Thacker 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Marvin Emory Thews, Jr 
Clarksville, Virginia 

James Clay Thompson 
Salisbury, Maryland 

Robert Younger Thompson 
Petersburg, Virginia 

John Payne Thrift, Jr 
Waynesboro, Virginia 

John Barrett Timmons 
Baltimore, Maryland 

William Bracken Todd 
F. E, Warren AFB, Wyoming 

Robert Parker Trenck 
Port Chester, New York 

Cathn Emmett Tyler, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Joseph Kent Underwood 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Timothy Eugene Underwood 
Chicago Heights, Illinois 

Gordon White VanHoose, III 
Belcher, Louisiana 

Stephen James Vaughan 
Richmond, Virginia 

William Porter Vaughan, Jr 
Falls Church, Virginia 

David James Wagner 
Garfield Heights, Ohio 

William Joseph Waldo, Jr. 
Chesapeake, Virginia 




Wilson Robert Waldron 
Vinton, Virginia 

John Gregory Wall 
Charlottesville, Virginia 

Richard Simms Wallach 
Howard AFB, Canal Zone 

George Richard Walton 
Salem, Virginia 

John Dutton Warburton 
Charlottesville, Virginia 

Arthur Pierce Ward, III 
Williamsburg, Virginia 

William Dean Warren 
Laurel Bay, South Carol in< 

Thomas Calhoun Warriner 
Cocoa Beach, Florida 

John Webster Warwick 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Tucker Carrington Watkins 
South Boston, Virginia 

William Robert Welsh 
Purcellville, Virginia 

Harvey Robert Wendorf, Jr. 
Fairfax, Virginia 

Francis Thornton West, Jr. 
Martinsville, Virginia 

Robert Stephen Westbrook 
Chester, Virginia 

Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Lewis Richard White 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Stanley Hilbert Wilkerson, Jr 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr 
Yokohama, Japan 

Sheldon A, William; 
McLean, Virginia 





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Richard Sergeant Wise 
Watertown, New York 

Meredith Corlew Wood 
Salem, Virginia 

Richard Henry Wood 
Richmond, Virginia 

George Adams Woodbury 
Arlington, Virginia 

Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. 
Ashland, Virginia 

Jack Dunn Wycoff 
Abingdon, Virginia 

Robert Francis Yurachek 
Richmond, Virginia 

Robert Allan Zachman 
Petersburg, Virginia 


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W. F. Ryan 
Captain, S-3 

J. R. Wilkerson 
Captain, S-4 


O. S. Chambers 

Regimental Sergeant 


W. J. Donsbach 

Regimental Supply 


W. S. Doane 
Color Sergeant 

R. L. McMahon 
Color Sergeant 

M. L. Sweigart 
Color Sergeant 


Left to Right: Sergeant James Hall, First Sergeant 
Peter Evans, Captain David Frantz, Executive 
Officer Robert Palmer, Supply Sergeant Donald 

Through constant practice and excellent leadership, 
the Regimental Band has become an award winning 
unit and a real credit to the Institute. The Band must be 
proficient in rifle manual as well as in handling their 
instruments. It also takes part in intramural athletics 
and other company competition. 

Besides furnishing music for parades and cere- 

monies, the Band has a drum and bugle section which 
marches the Corps down to lunch. It has made a re- 
cording and traveled to Richmond and Washington to 
give concerts. The Band plays for formal guard mounts 
and during SMI occasionally, and participates in the 
Cherry Blossom Festival in which it has won many 




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First Platoon 
C. R. Hylton, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
R. A. Wilkinson, Lieutenant 


Left to Right: Dave Kovach, Danny Price, Johnny 


Last year the Band received a new director who, as 
is customary, also directs the Glee Club. Captain 
Richard Huffman is a concert cellist who has played 
with the National Symphony and has much experience 
with bands and choral groups in the past. He has 
brought many innovations with him such as the drum 
and bugle unit, a brass choir, many new marches, a 

mace and sash for the drum major, and he has marched 
with the Band during parades, directing the National 

Despite the fact that Band Company is the object of 
much derision from the Corps, the "Tweets" (dubbed so 
without malice) are to nevertheless be commended for 
their often unappreciated contributions. 

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Third Platoon 
H. L. Dent, Lieutenant 

Captain R. G. Huffman 
Band Director 

William G. Robertson 
Captain, First Battalion Commander 

R. D. Petitte 
Sergeant Major 


T. J. Lennon 
Lieutenant, S-1 

R. M. Law 
Lieutenant. S-3 

C. M. Hall 
Lieutenant, S-4 


Left to Riqht: Sergeant Henry H. Brant, First Ser- 
geant Frederick Viele, Captain F. Henry Wittel, 
Executive Officer Robert Whirl. Supply Sergeant 
Beverly Read 

Alpha Company, since its inception, has had a 
long line of distinguished graduates. General George 
Catlett Marshall began his cadetship in Alpha Company, 
later becoming First Captain. General George R. E. Shell 
served as its Executive Officer when he was a cadet. 

More recently, the company had the singular honor 
of being inspected by President Lyndon Baines John- 
son at the dedication of the Marshall Research Library. 

During the past year the company experienced 
three separate leadership turnovers, but nonetheless, 
the men in the ranks patiently endured the confusion 
and are to be commended for their consistent per- 

The company was commanded at various times 
by Cadets Barry Walker, Hank Wittel and finally by 
Cadet Robert Whirl of Glassport, Pennsylvania. The 



First Platoon 
R. E. Whaley, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
K. A. Stewart, Lieutenant 


Left to Right: Carr Hyatt, B' ly Reed. Jim Wort - = 
Bob Lee. Richard Morina. Buddy Beiiic. Barr) 
Walker, Eric Hart, CharPe Smith. Bill Bynum, 
Marlin Sweigart, Jack Fraze-. Char = S" = c 
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company commander was assisted Dy the Executive 
Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Lou Siegel of Whitestone, 
Virginia. The First Sergeant was Cadet Frederick O. 
Viele, an English major from Aberdeen, Maryland, 
assisted by the Supply Sergeant, Cadet John Read. 
Lexington, Virginia. 

The platoons were commanded by Cadet Lieu- 
tenant Robert Whaley from Fairfax, Virginia; Cadet 

Lieutenant Kirk Stewart, a civil-engineering major 
from Staunton, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant Lonnie 
Yanda; and Cadet Barry Walker, an English major from 
Norfolk, Virginia. 

The company during the past year consistently 
appeared at the top in Garnett-Andrews competition— 
a carry-over from the 1940's when Alpha Company was 
judged the best company for five consecutive years. 

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Left to Right: Private John Hinton, First Sergeant 
Irwin McCumber, Captain Danny Hogan, Executive 
Officer Curtis White, Supply Sergeant Norman 

Bravo Company was fortunate in that there existed 
a very good relationship between the cadet leaders 
and the privates. Danny Hogan, Bravo Company com- 
mander, was a chemistry major and he came to VMI 
from Roanoke, Virginia. Although Danny was involved 
in the Flight Instruction Program, he was still able to 
insure that the men in his company were maintaining 
the traditional standards that each VMI cadet should 
attain. Assisting Danny was Curtis White, company 

executive officer. Curtis, from Kingsport, Tennessee, 
was a biology major. Because the Flight Program 
caused Danny to miss many VMI military functions, 
Curtis often had to act as the commanding officer. 
In this role, Curtis more than adequately performed 
his duties. The first sergeant's role was filled by 
Irwin McCumber, from Richmond, Virginia and Gran- 
ville Amos from Culpeper, Virginia. Norman Radford 
from Woodbridge, Virginia was the supply sergeant 

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First Platoon 
A. A. Clark, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
T. C. Marshall, Lieutenant 



Left to Right: Fred Cochran, Don Sylvester, Lou 
Boynton, Alden Whitmore, Pat McCarthy, Cliff 
Fleet, Bill Cather, John Schafer, John Hinton, 
Everette Hatch, Dickie Hightower, John Hill, 
Billy Loughridge 


and the guidon bearer was John Hinton from Ports- 
mouth, Virginia. The platoon lieutenants were: Andy 
Clark, Ellicott City, Maryland; Tom Marshall, Knoxville, 
Tennessee; Rusty Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 
Irwin McCumber, Richmond, Virginia; and Duane 
Conques, Fairfax, Virginia. The tactical officer of Bravo 
Company was Captain J. L. Siegel. 

If there were one word that described Bravo Com- 
pany's policies, it would have been consistency. 

Throughout the year, the company officers maintained 
stable policies that enabled them to obtain utmost 
cooperation from their men. And if there were one 
word that expressed the relationship between the men 
and the officers in Bravo Company, it would have been 
compatibility. With consistency of policy and com- 
patibility between the men and the officers both simul- 
taneously present, Bravo Company enjoyed a very 
successful year. 

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Third Platoon 
J. G. Fitzgerald, Lieutenant 

Fourth Platoon 
D. L. Conques, Lieutenant 


Left to Right: Sergeant Joseph Hooten, First Ser- 
geant Jack Cook, Captain James Sipolski, Execu- 
tive Officer Brian McNeil, Supply Sergeant Fred 

"Always the bridesmaids but never the bride." 
This perhaps most suitably describes the past fortunes 
of Charlie Company. Despite the fact that they have 
not captured the coveted Garnett-Andrews award 
recently, they have built for themselves a commendable 

The "squat butts" repeatedly demonstrated spirit 

and determination in intramural athletics, often giving 
up as much as thirty pounds per man in football and 
six inches per man in basketball. On numerous oc- 
casions, the little people posted performances entirely 
non-commensurate with their size. This spirit can be 
attributed to several factors, not the least of which is 
the excellent relationship enjoyed by the troops with 






First Platoon 
J. R. Walker, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
M. R. Patterson, Lieutenant 



Left to Right: Hugh Dowdy, Frank Crawley, Wayne 
Chiles, Bodie Bodenheim 

their cadet officers. 

During the 1964-1965 session the company was 
commanded by Cadet Captain James G. Sipolski, 
a physics major from Streator, Illinois who was 
assisted by Cadet Lieutenant F. Brian McNeil, an 
electrical engineer from Richmond, Virginia. Cadet 
Jack C.Cook, a civil engineering major from Richmond, 

Virginia served as First Sergeant, assisted by Supply 
Sergeant Frederick A. Bell, III of Portsmouth, Virginia. 
By far the brightest note for the company during the 
past year was the advent of Captain West as tactical 
officer. The company, both officers and troops alike, 
felt nothing but the highest respect and admiration for 
the man who instilled in them a sense of importance. 

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Third Platoon 
K. R. Jordan, Lieutenant 

Fourth Platoon 
C. W. Bragg, Lieutenant 

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I. L. Chapman 
Lieutenant, S-3 

W. S. Scott 
Lieutenant, S-4 



Left to Right: Sergeant Larry Egan, First Sergeant 
Mike Friski, Captain Richard Johnson, Executive 
Officer David Bywaters, Supply Sergeant Ted 

Delta Company, during the past four years, has 
been under the influence of erratic fortune. The class 
of 1965 saw the company from both extremes. As 
fourth classmen, the class saw the company holding 
down the anchor position on the Garnett-Andrews 
totem pole. But the situation soon reversed itself, 
and in the succeeding three years, the company earned 
a well-deserved reputation for military capability, 
largely through unordinary support from the ranks. 

At the same time, it would be a mistake to neglect the 
fact that the company's significant rise occurred almost 
wholly during the period when Captain Mallory served 
as tactical officer. 

During the past year, Delta Company was com- 
manded by Cadet Captain Richard Waring Johnson 
of Newport News, Virginia, who was assisted by the 
Executive Officer, Cadet Lieutenant David W. Bywaters, 
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First Platoon 
N. S. Mathewson, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
D. S. McClung, Lieutenant 



Left to Right: Jeff Wilkins, Jim Porterfield, Byron 
Parker, Al Orgain, Bob Deaderick, Mike Farrar, 
Jack McEwan, Jan Brueckmann, Jim Maurer, 
Woody Moore, Tom Dickinson, Paul Crawford, 
Johnny Jordan, Harry Popewiny 

Patrick Friski of Front Royal, Virginia served as First 
Sergeant, assisted by Cadet Supply Sergeant Albert 
T. Goodloe of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Cadet Sergeant 
Larry Preston Egan of Kingsport, Tennessee was 
guidon bearer. The first platoon was commanded by 
Cadet Lieutenant Nathan S. Mathewson of Richmond, 
Virginia; the second was commanded by Cadet Lieu- 
tenant Daryl S. McClung of Camp Lejeune, North Caro- 
lina. Cadet Lieutenants Nathan S. Smith of Newport 

News, Virginia and Robert Barrington Battista com- 
manded the third and fourth platoons. Captain Robert 
H. Alsheimer served as tactical officer during the 1964- 
65 session. 

In a very real sense, the company in the past year 
achieved that happy medium which allows the troops 
in the ranks to relax to an extent while still maintaining 
a commendable standard of military achievement. 

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Third Platoon 
N. S. Smith, Lieutenant 

Fourth Platoon 
R. B. Battista, Lieutenant 


Left to Right: Sergeant Andy Williams, First Ser- 
geant Evert Thomas, Captain Michael McBride 
Executive Officer Harry Bartosik, Supply Sergeant 
Lewis Lahendro 

The most apt description of the fortunes of Echo 
Company this year would be to term them consistent. 
This consistency has become in the last couple of 
years the hallmark of the company. Undoubtedly much 
of the appeal of Echo Company for the men in the ranks 
is the fall-out effect of this stability. 

The company was commanded by Cadet Captain 

Michael P. McBride, a history major from Poquoson, 
Virginia, who was assisted by Executive Officer Cadet 
Lieutenant Harry J. Bartosik, a civil engineering major 
from Monesson, Pennsylvania. The First Sergeant, 
Cadet E. S. Thomas, a history major from Ft. Knox, 
Kentucky, was assisted in his duties by Cadet Supply 
Sergeant A. L. Lahendro. The platoon leaders were 



First Platoon 
D. K. Hillquist, Lieutenant 

Second Platoon 
R. L. Obenchain, Lieutenant 

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Left to Right: Charlie Hammond, Reed McDowell, 
Billy Loughridge, Richard Graves, Mike Sexton, 
Greg Paynter, Bill Gibson, Dickie Hightower, Nat 
Ward, Alex Schultes, Butch Prugh, Tom Bethune, 
Carl Ennis, Arthur Storey, Jack Schuler 




Cadet Lieutenant David K. Hillquist, a civil engineering 
major from Richmond, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant 
Ronald L. Obenchain from Bedford, Virginia; Cadet 
Lieutenant Peter A. Norton, a civil engineering major; 
and Cadet Lieutenant Frank H. Sullivan, a chemistry 
major from Norfolk, Virginia. 

A significant fact in Echo Company's extremely 
good fortune has been the uncanny appearance over 

a four-year span of two tactical officers of the same 
personality: Captain Bleeker and, during the past 
two years, Captain Best. 

One of the strong points of the company has 
repeatedly been above average performances in intra- 
murals which can to an extent be attributed to Echo 
Company's good proportion of varsity athletic per- 

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Third Platoon 
P. A. Norton, Lieutenant 

Fourth Platoon 
F. H. Sullivan, Lieutenant 


/.eft to Right: Sergeant John Yager, First Sergeant 
Jeff Gausepohl, Captain James Thompson, 
Executive Officer Bill Gedris, Supply Sergeant 
Mark Freeburn 

Last year, besides providing more than its share of 
varsity athletes and Corps leaders, "F" Company served 
as a haven for former Alpha Company commanders. 
Having extended the sympathetic hand to the down- 
fallen, Foxtrot proceeded to initiate them into the life 
of the men in the ranks. 

The company was commanded during the 1964-65 

session by Cadet Dave Thompson, an English major 
from Franklin, Virginia, who was assisted by the Ex- 
ecutive Officer, Bill Gedris of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. 
The platoons were commanded by Cadet Lieutenants 
Doug Stevens of Yorktown, Virginia; Joe Nichols of 
Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; T. A. Finn of MacLean, 
Virginia; and R. S. Evans of Hampton, Virginia. The 




First Platoon 
D. A. Stephens, Lieutenant 


Second Platoon 
J. W. Nichols, Lieutenant 



Left to Right: Keith Ramsey, Bob Hughes, Whiz 
Burress, Captain Drudik, Al Orgain, John Yager, 
Herb Mayton, Barry Walker 

Company First Sergeant was Cadet Jeff Gausepohl 
of Bloomfield, New Jersey; assisted by Cadet Supply 
Sergeant Mark Freeburn of Altoona, Pennsylvania. 

Foxtrot Company, long categorized as adhering to 
a rather casual attitude toward the military, demon- 
strated during the past year that a minimum of harass- 
ment goes a long way toward molding a company that is 
to be led, rather than merely commanded by its officers. 

The participation of the men of the company in al 
aspects of Institute life is ample evidence that the cadets 
are capable of accomplishment outside unduly coer- 

During the first semester last year, Foxtrot finished 
with a surprising fifth place in the Garnett-Andrews 
race, but the second semester brought an even more 
unorthodox performance by the company. 






Third Platoon 
T. A. Finn, Lieutenant 

Fourth Platoon 
R. S. Evans, Lieutenant 



Each year a number of outstanding cadets are 
selected from the First Class to be designated Dis- 
tinguished Military Students. This honor is especially 
coveted by the cadets enrolled in the ROTC program 
who desire regular commissions. Rigorous standards 
have been established by the Department of the Army 
for those who hope to qualify for this honor; the Mili- 
tary Science Department carefully adheres to these 
standards in making its selections. 

During the second semester of their second class 
year, all cadets enrolled in the ROTC program are 
considered for placement on a tentative listing of Dis- 
tinguished Military Students. These men are chosen 
on the basis of their academic standing, Military Science 
grades, display of leadership in the Corps of Cadets, 

extracurricular activities, and overall record at VMI. 
After this initial selection, the list is further narrowed 
by analyzing each cadet's record of conduct and stand- 
ing at Summer Camp. Upon completion of this final 
survey, the remaining cadets are designated Dis- 
tinguished Military Students. 

A group of select Air Force cadets is also picked 
each year to be designated Distinguished Air Students. 
The general qualifications for selection are much the 
same as those established by the Department of the 
Army. The cadet must be in the upper fifty per cent 
of his academic class; he must be in the upper third 
of his Air Science class; and he must have been rated 
in the upper third of his summer camp unit. 


The Arm or Division of the VM1 Military Science Department is given 
practical instruction in tank maneuvers 

The Air Force cadets prepare to move camp "Air Force" style 

The Army Cadets are happy to be home after a gruelling 
four days in the field 

The Air Force "takes five" during their fight for survival 

hand to hand combat 


Donnie White shows his form as he performs the 40-yard low 
craw! in 22 seconds 

Summer Camp 1964 found one hundred forty-six 
Army ROTC cadets traveling to the Indiantown Gap 
Military Reservation, Annville, Pennsylvania, for the 
six-week training course required of all men enrolled 
in the advanced ROTC course. This summer camp, 
the largest ever held in the United States, was intended 
to familiarize the cadet with aspects of the military 
service, primarily that of the combat infantryman. 
While the organization was essentially that of an in- 
fantry unit, the other combat arms and the various 
technical services were not neglected. Culminating 
the camp was a four-day field exercise in which the 
cadet applied his knowledge in realistic operations 
against "enemy aggressors" of the 502nd Airborne. 

Air Force ROTC cadets enrolled in the advanced 
course spent a four-week session at air bases through- 
out the country. Putting into practice information 
learned in Air Science classes here, these cadets le- 
ceived valuable experience in problems of leadership 
and activities of the Air Officer. 

Bill Donsback employs a mine detector through a fence opening on 
the mine warfare course 

Rusty Fitzgerald demonstrates his window cleaning ability for the 
Jim Shepherd looks through the sights of a .30 caliber machine gun Army 


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Wayne Chiles aids a wounded friend 

David Arensdorf and Don Cummings explain the operation of the 
flame thrower to Col. Simpson and Col. Barksdale 


Joe Kruszewski assembles the M-1919 A6 .30 caliber machine gun 


Jim Maurer constructs his Army-issued home 

Jack Cook prepares to throw the hand gernade 





Colonel Robert P. Carroll 
Head, Department of Biology 

The Biology Curriculum offers a complete and 
well-rounded education which leads to the Bachelor 
of Arts degree. To avoid overspecialization in the 
scientific field, courses such as history, economics, 
foreign languages, literature, and psychology are incor- 
porated into the program of study. Because of the recent 
changes that have been instituted in the Biology Cur- 
riculum, a thorough background will be offered to all 
students who wish to enter the medical profession, 
the field of research, forestry, public health service 
or industry. The Curriculum fully meets the require- 
ments of the American Medical Association and the 
Association of American Medical Colleges. 

The three ranking biology majors in the Class of 
1965 are John W. Ayres, II, Richmond, Virginia; Clifford 
B. Fleet, Jr., Richmond, Virginia; and Charles D. Price, 
III, Stanley, Virginia. 

The Biology Building, which was completely ren- 
ovated two years ago, houses the Department of 
Biology and the Department of Psychology. It contains 
spacious laboratories and lecture rooms, and boasts 
a library containing approximately one thousand vol- 

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umes in the biological sciences. On the third floor 
are research rooms and a herbaria that houses 11,000 
plant specimens that were mostly collected, identified 
and mounted in triplicate by cadets. 

An active facet of the Biology major's program is 
the Virginia Academy of Science. Through the pro- 
grams of the VAS, the cadet is able to attend lectures 
by men of scientific professions in an effort to help 
cadets choose a suitable profession and to stimulate 
individual thought on subjects of scientific interest. 
It is hoped that cadets will be motivated to pursue 
scientific investigations to be presented to the Virginia 
Academy of Science meeting each April. Cadets are 
also encouraged to attend other lectures and panel 
discussions on current topics of scientific interest. 

Research is carried out in the Biology Department 
and involves cadets as well as faculty. Colonel Robert 
P. Carroll and Dr. Dean Foster are currently engaged 
in a project studying the olfactory sense, and Colonel 
L. R. Hundley has been working under a grant from 
the United States Health Service to study body com- 
position with relation to exercise. The Sleep Research 
Foundation, headed by Dr. Foster, in conjunction with 
the VMI Research Laboratories, has established ex- 
tensive facilities for the study of sleep. Cadets are 
slated to play a major role in these studies, partly be- 

Hugh Dowdy and Benny Dyer study together in the 
Biology library 

cause they love "sacking out," but mainly because 
of a keen interest in research among many cadets 

The VMI Fire Fighting Detail is sponsored by the 
Biology Department as a public service. Under the 
direction of Colonel Carroll and other department 
members, the details have saved many acres of wood- 
land in Virginia's state and federal forests. 

Ranking Biology majors from left to right: John Wise Ayres, II, Charles Daniel Price, III, Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr., James Eldridge Turner 


Colonel Leslie German 
Head, Chemistry Department 

Chemistry may be considered one of the most 
basic sciences. This fact is emphasized at VMI, for 
every cadet, regardless of his major, must successfully 
complete the course in General Chemistry. 

The chemistry curriculum at VMI, under the ap- 
proval of the American Chemical Society, is designed 
for those cadets who wish to continue their studies 
in graduate school or to fill positions in industry im- 
mediately upon graduation. The course opens the way 
to a wide variety of careers in industry in the field of 
development, research, production, technical service 
and sales, and in personnel. Chemistry majors may 
qualify for admission to medical colleges by sub- 
stituting biology for some chemistry courses in the 
First Class year. 

Although the cadet receives his entire education in 
chemistry from the lecture rooms and laboratories of 
Maury-Brooke Hall, he finds himself spending an equal 
amount of time in other curricula during the first three 
years of his cadetship. Mathematics is an integral 
part of the chemistry curriculum during the first two 
years, paralleled by a basic course in the fundamental 
elements of physics. Viewed from both technical and 

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non-technical aspects, the importance of English and 
history cannot be too strongly stressed; both these 
disciplines are adequately covered by the chemistry 
major. In addition, two years of German are required, 
along with Humanities, Public Speaking, and General 

In 1962 and 1963 new additions were made to the 
chemistry building, Maury-Brooke Hall; this past 
summer saw the installation of a completely new 
wiring and lighting system. This fall, both Maury-Brooke 
and adjoining Richardson Hall received extensive 
face-lifting, improving their appearence greatly. The 
Department is continually purchasing new equipment 
and instruments to supplement outmoded methods 
and techniques. 

The Department of Chemistry maintains its own 
library in Maury-Brooke for the use of all cadets. It is 
complete with journals and texts concerning all phases 
of chemistry from General to Advanced Organic. Also 
maintained in the library is a card catalogue for quick 
and easy reference to the vast amount of chemical 

The Department also sponsors a student chapter 
of the American Chemical Society. The ACS is rep- 
resented by all classes and usually meets once a 

The world of chemistry is forever changing, and 
the VMI Chemistry Department will change with it in 


Charlie Nelson learns through experience in the 
chemistry laboratory 

order to fulfill its purpose of offering the finest edu- 
cation possible in this field. 

The ranking chemistry majors in the Class of 
1965 are Godwin Jones, Virginia; Phillip Ash, Virginia; 
Gregory Robertson, Virginia; Charlie Nelson, Virginia. 

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Colonel James M. Morgan 
Head, Civil Engineering Department 

The Civil Engineering Curriculum has consistently 
been the curriculum with the highest enrollment at VMI. 
Because of the firm background in both science and 
engineering, the curriculum has been recognized as 
one of the best in the state. New courses offer many 
opportunities after graduation in the field of surveying 
and mapping, railroad and highway engineering, heavy 
construction, and municipal engineering. 

The Nichol's Engineering Building is well supplied 
with modern equipment and specialized apparatus 
generally found only in much larger schools. The 
Annex was recently added as part of the Institute's 
expansion program; it houses new equipment for the 
concrete and sanitary engineering laboratories, along 
with a Baldwin— Lima— Hamilton testing machine, a 
B. & L. photogrammetric plotter, and a nuclear counting 

The curriculum has been approved by the En- 
gineer's Council for Professional Development, and 
the VMI student chapter of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers has been awarded the Certificate of 
Commendation from the American Society of Civil 
Engineers. The Society has received this award twenty- 


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three times in the past twenty-five years. Only fifteen 
of these awards are given each year. 

Each year since 1947, VMI has sponsored the 
"Annual Virginia Highway Conference" along with 
the Virginia Department of Highways and other agen- 
cies. Contractors, equipment manufacturers, city and 
county officials, and state and Federal agencies are 
represented at this conference. At this meeting, VMI 
presents the latest developments in highway con- 
struction so that Virginia may have better roads for 
the safety and economic welfare of her citizens. 

After the rather standard fourth class courses, 
the "C. E.'s" begin a tough series of courses which 
are as varied as they are difficult. Besides more ad- 
vanced courses in math and physics, there are more 
specialized courses in different aspects of engineering. 
Most courses are standard such as Materials of Engi- 
neering taught by the staff, Elementary and Advanced 
Surveying taught also by the staff, Transportation 
taught by Lt. Col. Gillespie and Major Vaughan, Struc- 
tural Design taught by Col. Dobyns, and a brief, but 
stiff, bout with the Electrical Engineering Department. 
Besides these, as a community service, VMI offers 
a refresher course in surveying for those men who 
need it. 

In order to make the engineer more effective as 
an intelligent citizen of the community, certain courses 
of other curricula are required such as Public Speaking 

Jim Shepherd operates an IBM card punch machine as 
Ed Gordon watches 

and Humanities. The "C. E.'s." get a bit of every- 
thing during their four years of study; the record of 
their own department shows that when a cadet com- 
pletes this course, he has the background and the 
knowledge to get the job done. 

Ranking Civil Engineering Major, from Left to Right. Edward Henry Engle, Jr., Norman De Pue Radford, Jr., Robert Raymond Palmer 



Colonel Alexander H. Morrison 
Head, Economics Department 

The year 1964 will doubtlessly retain a position of 
unique importance for the Department of Economics 
in the years to come, for it marks the emergence of the 
department into the role of a degree-granting major. 
The attainment of this status is a direct result of the 
increasing demand for a greater knowledge of the 
operative factors which underlie our economy today. 
The Bachelor of Arts degree which the Economics 
Department offers is in economics, not in business 
administration. The curriculum, aimed primarily at 
giving broad background in the social sciences and 
liberal arts, provides the student with a great variety 
of subjects which will facilitate the study of his particular 
field in a graduate program. 

This year's fourth class has fourteen men enrolled 
in the new curriculum ; it will be the first group to benefit 
from the new courses which will be added as this class 
moves toward graduation. Among the courses to be 
instituted are accounting, statistics, public finance, 
money and banking, and intermediate theory. In addi- 
tion to these, there will be a variety of electives through 
which the student can broaden his personal interests; 
these will include corporation finance, business cycles, 
history of economic thought, and international eco- 

Left to Right: Mr. J. L Y, Chang, Col. A. H. Morrison, Mr. B. P. Thompson, Mr. J. R. Cowart 

To supplement this academic curriculum, a series 
of lectures and forums of public issues directly or 
indirectly related to economics is to be instituted. 
This program will include the "Reynolds Economics 
Seminar on Problems and Policies of a Free Society." 
To facilitate the full utilization of such lectures, the 
Department is also planning to expand its facilities 
into the present Cadet Recreation Rooms, since these 
will eventually be replaced by the Corps Activities 
Building. Such an area will also permit students of 
economics to enjoy current periodicals and other 
material related to their field of study. 

The faculty of the Department of Economics plays 
an important role in facilitating the student's under- 
standing of the economic forces at work in the complex 
modern society of today. This is done in such capaci- 
ties as the Department's sponsoring of the Political 
Science Society and the Pioneer Investment Club. 
Such organizations play an important role in the stimu- 
lation of student interest in the role of economics in 
their lives. 

In addition, the Department of Economics hopes 
to expand its program of guest speakers through the 
use of funds which, it hopes, will become available 
through the efforts of a fund drive to be sponsored by 
The VMI Foundation. Such developments make the 

Students of economics learn to interpret graphs anc 

thereby grasp a better understanding of the theories 

that underlie basic economic principles 

Department of Economics one of the most rapidly 
expanding components of the academic structure of 
the Institute. 

The Pioneer Investment Club exemplifies the practical application of economics 


Colonel John S. Jamison 
Head, Electrical Engineering Department 

Placing a particular emphasis upon electrical 
engineering subjects, the curriculum is designed to 
give the cadet a broad knowledge of fundamental 
engineering principles. The Department of Electrical 
Engineering has designed a curriculum for those who 
are pursuing an electronics career. During the four 
years of his study, the electrical engineering cadet 
studies mathematics through Differential Equations, 
Mechanical Engineering through Advanced Heat Trans- 
fer theory, and a variety of basic and advanced electrical 
engineering courses. To add depth to this otherwise 
purely technical background, the EE also takes courses 
in the humanities and social sciences. 

The Electrical Engineering Department is pri- 
marily interested in teaching its students to think 
logically and precisely. It emphasizes the under- 
standing of basic concepts and the application of those 
concepts to various practical situations and problems 
which the electrical engineer will be dealing with upon 
being graduated. 

The Department maintains its well-equipped labo- 
ratories in Nichols Engineering Building. The labo- 
ratories become more important as the cadet pro- 
gresses in his course of study. There is also an engi- 
neering reading room for the use of cadets and faculty. 
Complementing the reading room is a two hundred 
volume technical library which contains various tech- 
nical volumes and periodicals. Through these facili- 
ties, the student has an opportunity to supplement 
the knowledge which he has gained in the classroom. 

Left to Right: Capt. O. J. Brittingham, III, Mr. E. R. Paige, Col. J. S. Jamison, Jr., Mr. D. H. Liu 


The Department also sponsors an amateur radio 
club for the use of the cadets; it sponsors a student 
chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers. This club, which meets on a regularly 
scheduled basis, provides outside training for cadets 
in the presentation of briefs and papers. 

Over the past years, the department has made 
numerous additions: among these are the TR-10 analog 
computer with a vari-plotter; also available to the 
department is the IBM 1620 digital computer which was 
acquired by the Institute through a National Foundation 
grant. In all, the department possesses facilities 
worth over $135,000. 

Colonel John S. Jamison, Jr. heads the Electrical 
Engineering Department. He was graduated from VMI 
in 1926 and obtained his M.S. from the University of 
Pittsburgh in 1934. He joined the VMI faculty in 1932 
and was elevated to Department Head in 1955. 

The first ranking Electrical Engineering major this 
year is C. W. Bragg of Richmond, Virginia. Clyde 
plans to work for VEPCO next year. Second ranking 
is John Schuler of Stanley, Virginia; he plans to enter 
the field of electronic research. Third ranking is Chuck 
Hough of Arlington, Virginia, who will be employed by 
C&P Telephone Company of Washington, D. C. Fourth 
ranking among the electrical engineers is O. W. Cham- 
bers of Beaufort, South Carolina. Owen will either 
go on to graduate school or become a Marine officer. 

The VMI cadet who is graduated with a Bachelor 

Rusty Kolb industriously works in the EE laboratory 

of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is a well- 
rounded individual. During his four years at VMI, he 
has lived among men of exacting military and academic 
standards; he has gained a technical and theoretical 
background that prepares him for graduate school in 
the field or for practical application of his knowledge 
in industry and research. 

Ranking Electrical Engineering Majors from Left to Right: Charles Palmer Hough, Owen Stirling Chambers, Clyde Wesley Bragg, 

Jr., Edwin Jackson Shuler, Jr. 


Colonel Carrington C. Tutwiler, Jr. 
Head, English Department 

With the addition of Economics and Modern 
Languages to the degree-granting curricula, the number 
of Bachelor of Arts granting departments has risen to 
four. Of these majorflelds in liberal education, perhaps 
the most comprehensive offered is that of the Depart- 
ment of English. The English major at VMI, after 
receiving a thorough foundation in the basic arts and 
sciences, is granted a latitude in choosing electives 
which enable him to explore several fields of academic 
endeavor, at the same time it provides a broad basis 
of general knowledge which will equip him to enter 
any of several fields of opportunity. 

Generally speaking, courses within this depart- 
ment can be categorized into two groupings: first, 
there is the broad survey course, general in scope, 
whose subject matter is designed to acquaint the 
English major with the general characteristics of a 
particular phase of humanistic learning; second, there 
are offered a limited number of courses dealing in 
specific areas of English and American literature, 
which provide for the students of the two higher classes 
a detailed examination of shorter periods of English 

Left to Right, First Row: Col. T. B. Gentry, Col. H. N. Dillard, Col. C. C. Tutwiler, Col. G. L. Roth, Col. W. F. Byers. Second Rov, 
Mr. T. N. Elliot, Dr. B. S. Ford, Mr. T. Y. Greet, Mr. A. A. Brockman, Dr. C. F. Burgess, Mr. J. B. Davis, Maj. W. D. Badgett 

literature. The classics course is perhaps the most 
representative of the former. The cadet begins his 
work in this course with a study of the Greek and 
Roman epics of Homer and Virgil. He spends nearly 
a month studying the Bible and concludes the semester 
with Dante. In the second semester, the cadet moves 
quickly through the Renaissance writers— Boccaccio, 
Machiavelli, Montaigne, Rabelais, Cervantes, and Cellini 
—and concludes with a study of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy 
and Goethe. Representative of the latter, the more 
specific category, is the course in Shakespeare. 

Unique in the English Department is the Honors 
program which encourages the above average student 
to perform detailed research in a specific area combined 
with work toward comprehensive examinations given 
in June. 

To further interests in English and culture in 
general at VMI, a small group of cadets this year 
founded the English Society. The organization has 
taken upon itself the service function of providing 
free tutoring in English to all new cadets regardless 
of curriculum. The service will doubtlessly have two 
results, both the obvious benefit to new cadets and 
the acquisition of valuable experience by cadets con- 
ducting the classes. 

The three ranking English majors in the Class of 


The English Department Library provides the cadet with 
a limited but basic selection of valuable reference books 

1965 are Warren P. Self, Falmouth, Virginia; John 
R. Prosser, Winchester, Virginia; and James R. Porter- 
field, Roanoke, Virginia. 

Ranking English Majors from Left to Right: Warren Pratt Self, James Richard Porterfield, John Reed Prosser 


Colonel John D. P. Fuller 
Head, History Department 

The study of history is the key to understanding 
both the past and the present; through it we gain 
insight and perspective that give meaning and con- 
tinuity to otherwise unrelated facts. 

It is the objective of the VMI History Department 
to give a sound educational foundation in American, 
British and Commonwealth, and European history 
and related courses in government and political theory. 
Classical civilizations are emphasized in Ancient 
Civilization; the Medieval period is given careful con- 
sideration as a transitional period joining the ancient 
and modern periods. Specialized courses in Civil 
War and Reconstruction, Military history, and Con- 
temporary United States history give detailed infor- 
mation in more restricted fields. In addition, courses 
in American and British literature, economics, foreign 
languages, mathematics, and the natural sciences give 
depth to the academic background. 

This year, a course in Far Eastern history has been 
added, giving emphasis to an area that has become 
increasingly important. Geopolitics is being phased 
out of the curriculum; the function of this course will 
be incorporated into other courses such as Diplomatic 
history and Far Eastern history. 

Left to Right, First Row: Col. B. M. Gilliam, Col. G. M. Brooke, Col. A. M. Drumm, Maj. C. B. Goolrick. Second Row: Dr. J. W. 
Vardaman, Maj. S. W. Campbell, Mr. H. S. Bausum, Mr. Lederer. Not Pictured: Col. R. F. Hunter and Col. J. G. Barrett 

It is hoped that a course in historiography and, 
possibly, Russian history can be incorporated into 
the curriculum soon; these courses are essential, as 
a greater number of history majors continue with 
their formal education in history at the graduate level. 

An important aspect of most history courses is 
a term research paper. A departmental library, the 
privately endowed Taft Room, facilitates historical 
research. This year, new titles have been added; all 
books are being re-catalogued to conform with the 
Library of Congress system. Basic historical reference 
works will be added to give depth to general reference 
material presently in the collection. 

In addition to teaching a normal classroom load, 
many departmental professors are engaged in writing 
and research projects. Members of the department 
also sponsor cadet extracurricula activities such as 
the IRC and the Political Science Society. Dr. J. W. 
Vardaman served as coach of the VMI GE College 
Bowl team; all members of the department contributed 
questions and effort in training the team. 

Ranking history majors this year are J. H. Mayton, 
Jr. of Crewe, Virginia; J. R. Hughes of Cocoa, Florida; 
J. M. Marshall of Dallas, Texas; and J. R. Walker of 
Memphis, Tennessee. Each plans to continue his 
education in history graduate school or in law school. 

The broad curriculum of the VMI History Depart- 

The Taft Room offers the first class history ma|or a 
quiet and inspiring room in which to study 

ment thus gives the graduate a sound foundation for 
a career in business, preparation for law schools, the 
foreign service, and the Armed Forces; it prepares 
an increasingly larger number of graduates for ad- 
vanced study in history and related fields. 

Ranking History Majors from Left to Right: John Robert Walker, James Robert Hughes, Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr., John McClellan Marshall 



Colonel W. G. Saunders 
Head, Mathematics Department 

The Mathematics Department at VMI is a relatively 
new one, but its importance cannot be overlooked. 
The field of mathematics in the world of today is of 
utmost importance. It is a necessary tool for many of 
the sciences; it forms a solid base for the logic and 
reasoning in the field of law, and it is invaluable in 
computer technology, economics, and rocketry. The 
VMI graduate must have an education comparable 
to the finest offered at any other university, so that he 
may easily pursue a graduate degree. To attain this 
goal, the Mathematics Department is expanding and 
improving its courses every year. This year was no 
exception. For the first time a course in Topology is 
being offered, and the Complex Variables course has 
become more of an Analytic Functions course. The 
Advanced Calculus course now covers a large portion 
of the Complex Variables field. 

There are two curricula in the Mathematics Depart- 
ment which will lead to graduate studies: the Bachelor 
of Arts curriculum, and the Bachelor of Science curri- 
culum. The B.A. curriculum is recommended for those 
cadets who are more interested in a general education 
of the liberal arts and sciences rather than in labora- 
tory applications of mathematics. The B.S. curriculum 
is designed for the cadet who wishes to emphasize 
laboratory work in physics. In both curricula, thirty- 
nine semester hours of mathematics are offered, ex- 
clusive of possible work on a senior thesis. 

Left to Right. First Row: Mr. J. C. Plttman, Mr. E. G. Zdinak, Col. W. E. Byrne, Col. W. G. Saunders, Col. R. H. Knox, Col. G. B. 
Ax. Second Row: Maj. J. F. Hartis, Maj. J. E. Martin. Adm. H. 0. R. Parish, Cant. R. F. Rutschow, Mr. H. G. Williams, Mr. 
G. H. Stark, Col. C. E. Jensen 

The aim of the Mathematics Department is to 
provide, in addition to the basic courses needed for 
other degree-granting curricula, a sound preparation 
in pure and applied mathematics for those cadets who 
wish to enter graduate school for advanced work in 
mathematics, or who plan to seek more immediate 
employment in the fields of scientific reseach, in- 
dustrial management and research, insurance (actuarial 
mathematics), work for various government agencies, 
or the teaching of mathematics at either the secondary 
or the junior college level. 

The introduction of the computer programming 
course has proved to be invaluable to those cadets 
desiring to enter industry immediately after graduation. 
Job opportunities have increased greatly as industrial 
concerns normally have to train their incoming mathe- 
matics majors in computer techniques. In the very 
near future, it may be possible for a mathmatics major 
to obtain a year of computer programming and a year 
of numerical analysis. The advent of such a program 
would necessarily involve the introduction of elective 
courses, and a decrease in the amount of physics 
currently required of the B.S. math major. By this 
gradual liberalization, the mathematics curriculum 
will be able to continue in successful competition with 
the general scope of mathematical education. 

Seven graduates will receive their degrees from the 
Department of Mathematics this June. Candidates 
for the Bachelor of Science degree are: Wayne Douglas 
Chiles of Richmond, Virginia, Frederic Worth Cochran 
of Suffern, New Jersey, Donald Robert Jebo of Alex- 
andria, Virginia, Ralph Byron Robertson of Richmond, 

Charles Homiller explains the equations 

Virginia, and Lonnie Vincent Yanda of Ypsilanti, 
Michigan. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree 
in Mathematics are: Lawrence Lyon Rose of Renfrew, 
Pennsylvania, and James Gleason Sherrard of Colorado 
Springs, Colorado. 


Ranking Mathematics Majors from Left to Right: Lawrence Lyon Rose. Wayne Douglas Chiles, Donald Robert Jebo. Ralph Byron Robertson 



Colonel Albert L. Lancaster 
Head, Modern Language Department 

With the beginning of the current academic year, 
a cadet may elect to pursue the study of modern lan- 
guages as his major. This is indeed fortunate, as it 
comes at a time when the United States is assuming 
an even greater role in world affairs. The possibilities 
of a cadet's spending his tour in service overseas are 
increasing, thus making a knowledge of a foreign lan- 
guage particularly valuable. 

The aim of the courses taught in the Modern Lan- 
guages Department is to enable the cadet to speak, 
read, and write several languages with an acceptable 
degree of fluency. Classroom work is supplemented 
by work in the language laboratory. Students in the 
laboratory listen to the language they are studying 
being spoken in its native accent. Students practice 
imitating the sounds, recording their sessions for 
further study and for grade. This method has proved 
its worth in the progress made in both oral and audio 
comprehension. The language laboratory at VMI was the 
first listening-recording laboratory used in an American 
college or university; its great expansion this year, 
with the installation of the most modern equipment, 
insures that even more cadets may enjoy its benefits. 

Left to Right, First Ron 

Mr. F. H. M. MacKenzie, Col. A. L. Lancaster, Maj. R. C. Dalgo, Mr. P. D.'Fyfe. Second Row: Mr. R. S. 
Dunham, Jr., Mr. G. G. Whieldon, Mr. R. L. Courteau, Mr. N. W. Rokas 


It is the Department's belief that such practical appli- 
cation of classroom skills increases the return for the 
effort expended. 

The language requirement varies according to the 
cadet's major course of study. Chemistry, Physics, 
or Mathematics majors study German to enable them 
to read scientific publications. Biology, Economics, 
and History majors must take at least two years of a 
language. English majors are required to take at least 
three years of one language, or two years of two lan- 
guages, while the language major must take four years 
of one language and two years of another. 

In addition to French, German, and Spanish, a two- 
year course in Russian is offered in cooperation with 
Washington and Lee University. In this basic course, 
a rudimentary reading and speaking knowledge is 
the goal. 

The over-all objective of the Modern Language 
Department is not only to acquaint a cadet with the 
different aspects of foreign languages, but also to 
give him a thorough understanding of man, his physical 
environment, and the relationships of human society. 
Thus, Modern Languages majors receive a broadly- 
based training in the liberal arts, social and natural 

Keith Ramsay prepares a tape for the language laboratory 

sciences. They are well equipped to pursue careers in 
the Armed Forces, business, the foreign service, 
government, and education; in addition, they will be 
able to satisfy background requirements for graduate 
level work in modern languages. 

Keith Ramsay supervises the students as they employ the facilities offered them by the language laboratory 


Colonel J. B. Newman 
Head, Physics Department 

In its thirteenth year as a degree-granting curricu- 
lum, the Physics Department has continued to ex- 
pand as its scope has broadened. New courses have 
been added in the second and fourth classes; revisions 
have been made in the laboratories; new faculty mem- 
bers holding advanced degrees have joined the staff. 

The curriculum for those cadets majoring in physics 
consists primarily of courses leading to an understand- 
ing of the fundamental laws of nature. Such an under- 
standing is essential to those who desire to obtain 
employment as physicists with an industrial or govern- 
mental laboratory. Physicists have a leading role in all 
current research concerning atomic energy, missile 
development, and various phases of electronics. They 
are employed for scientific research and instrument 
design and development. Since physics is the funda- 
mental science upon which various types of engineer- 
ing are based, many of the opportunities presented to a 
physicist are similar to those offered to an engineer. A 
career that many physicists find to be fascinating is that 
of teaching. Graduate study is essential for college 
teachers and is desirable for research physicists. The 
curriculum in physics at VMI provides the academic 
preparation needed for graduate school. 

Left to Right, First Row: Col D.R Carpenter. Col. S. M. Heflin, Col. J. B. Newman, Col. R. C. Weaver. Second Rov 
Jablonka, Lt. W. F. Grubb, Maj. R. B. Minnix, Mr. J. T. Lewis, Capt. R. A. Jones, Maj. W. C. Sauder 

Mathematics is studied intensively for three years 
because mathematics is a necessary tool for the physi- 
cal scientist. In most of the scientific courses, labora- 
tory work is required. In addition, there are courses in 
laboratory techniques that are used in experimental 
research. Cultural courses of a non-scientific nature 
are included in the curriculum as a safeguard against 
narrowly specialized scientific training. 

Mallory Hall, the physics building, is modernly 
equipped with excellent facilities. Laboratories are 
equipped with an exceptionally large selection of ap- 
paratus. In an annex to the building, there is a nuclear 
physics laboratory containing a subcritical assembly 
(subcritical reactor), a pulsed neutron generator, and 
associated nuclear instrumentation. A departmental 
library contains an excellent collection of reference 
texts and files of the leading physics journals. Labora- 
tory rooms are available for assignment to seniors 
engaged in undergraduate research. Associated with 
the Physics Department is the Sale Planetarium in 
which illustrated lectures on astronomy are presented. 

The department also sponsors a student chapter 
of the American Institute of Physics which meets regu- 
larly to further cadet interest in the physical sciences. 

The merits of the Department of Physics at VMI 
may be partially judged by the fact that in recent years 
physics majors have participated in summer programs 
such as the Atomic Energy Program at Oak Ridge, the 

Scott Doane and Darrell Gritz watch Frank Crawley as 
he performs a lab experiment 

Summer Research Program at the University of Georgia, 
and the Institute of Space Physics at Columbia Uni- 
versity. Graduates in the past three years have been 
awarded fellowships in the Fulbright and National 
Science Foundation Cooperative Fellowship Programs. 

Ranking Physics Majors from Left to Right: William Scott Doane, Wilmore Sherrick Scott, Jr., John Gilmore Yager 



Colonel Arthur C. Taylor 
Head, Mechanical Engineering Department 

Although no degree is offered from the Department 
of Mechanical Engineering, it is, nevertheless, a neces- 
sary part of the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 
and Physics curricula. The department instructs these 
students in such courses as engineering graphics, 
statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, mechanics of 
materials, and heat transfer. These courses compose 
not only a large segment of the engineer's curriculum 
but are also generally considered the most rewarding 
and most demanding courses offered to the engineer. 

The department is located in Nichols Engineering 
Building along with the other engineering departments. 
Even though it is one of the smallest of the engineering 
departments, it is one of the most essential as evidenced 
by the courses that it offers. It has access to the modern 
equipment of the engineering building which is well- 
equipped with modern drawing rooms and a steam 
laboratory. Thus the Department of Mechanical En- 
gineering can offer the student a realistic laboratory 
experience and practical application of classroom 
principles. An example of such facilities is the recently- 
acquired model electric generating plant. Steam from 
the VMI boiler plant, which produces steam for the 
entire physical plant of VMI, is used to operate the 
model. This model, because of its highly accurate 
instrumentation, proves to be exceptionally useful to 
the students. The student is thus able to collect data 
concerning each phase of the production of electricity. 
From this data, the efficiency of the generator and 
variations in the output during dissimilar conditions 
are able to be determined. Equipment such as this 

Left to Right, First Row: Maj. B. D. Tate, Col. A. C. Taylor, Jr. Second Row: Mr. C. W. Watson, Maj. D. C. Brittigan, Adm. G. C. Seay 


enables the student to become more familiar with situ- 
ations similar to those which he will encounter with a 
minimum of practical experience. 

The department is headed by Colonel Arthur C. 
Taylor. Colonel Taylor received his B.S. from VMI and 
obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. 
Assisting Colonel Taylor are Admiral George C. Seay, 
Major Boyce D. Tate, Major D. C. Brittigan, and Mr. 

C. W. Watson. Two other members of the department, 
Captain R. S. Trandel and H. A. Kurstedt are on leave 
of absence pursuing graduate studies. It is through 
such educational pursuits that the department main- 
tains its excellence. There is the possibility within the 
coming years that VMI will begin offering a degree in 
Mechanical Engineering; the department is constantly 
improving and preparing for such an advancement. 


The excellence of the ROTC program at VMI is 
undeniably a principal factor behind VMI's rating as one 
of the finest military colleges in the nation. Entering 
Fourth Classmen choosing the Army ROTC program 
are instructed in the organization of the Army and the 
Reserve Officers Training Corps, marksmanship, the 
Army's role in national security, and characteristics 
of basic Army weapons. A program covering many 
aspects of the Army, including its history, is pursued 
by the cadet until the second semester of his Third 
Class year. The cadet then chooses one of the three 
combat arms— Armor, Artillery, or Infantry— in which 
he will continue his advanced military studies. Subjects 
relevant to the chosen branch are studied for the re- 
maining semester of the Third Class year. 

During the Second Class year, the advanced ROTC 
course places emphasis on leadership and teaching 
techniques, tactics, and the use of materials organic to 
the chosen branch. The First Class year instruction 
encompasses logistics, military law, U. S. and world 
affairs, and other related subjects. 

In the interim between the Second and First Class 
years, all cadets enrolled in Army ROTC attended a 
General Military Science summer camp held at a speci- 
fied military installation. In summer camp, classroom 
studies are given practical application in fields of leader- 
ship and small unit tactics. The excellent performance 
record established by VMI cadets at summer camp 
gives evidence of the high instructional standards main- 
tained by VMI's Military Science Department. 

Those cadets meriting the award of Distinguished 
Military Student are eligible to receive a regular com- 
mission in the Army, while others receive a reserve 

Members of the Military Science Department, Assigned Army officers and non-commissioned officers, also 
serve as tactical officers for the Corps. They supervise Military Duty, direct the Spring Field Training Exercise and 
First Class Trip, and advise the Cadet chain-of-command in leading the Corps. 

Colonel George H. Simpson 
Professor of Military Science 

First Row: Maj. Hammond, Col. Simpson, Lt. Col. Head 

Second Row: Maj. Holley, Capt. Brokenshire, Capt. Warring, Capt. Drudik, Capt. Siegel, Capt. Alsheimer 

Third Row: Sgt. Winger, Sgt. Lanier, Sgt. Brc. n, Sgt. Strom, Sgt. Palesky, Sgt. Cox, Sgt. Payne, Sgt. Jones 



Today, with the threat of nuclear attack eminent, it is 
necessary that a strong deterrant force be kept mobile. 
The mainstay of this deterrant power is the United 
States Air Force. It is, therefore, the responsibility of 
the Air Force to help keep us free. To accomplish its 
task, it must be supplied with leaders well qualified for 
entrance to the profession of arms. The training of such 
men is the job of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training 

At VMI, the Fourth Classman entering his first 
year of the AFROTC is presented with a complete 
orientation into Air Force organization, its men, its past, 
and above all, its future. In his Third Class year, he 
ventures into the realm of aerospace weapons systems 
and their operation. With entrance into the Second 
Class, the Air Force cadet enrolls in the advanced 
course; his studies include Contemporary Military 
Thought, logistics, and other subjects necessary in the 
proper education of a future Air Force officer. Follow- 
ing the Second Class year, all Air Force cadets attend a 
Summer Training Unit held at one of eighteen Air 
Force bases throughout the country. At this four-week 
camp, the theoretical knowledge of the classroom is 
applied to practical knowledge of operations. The First 
Class, and final year of instruction brings the ultimate 
goal to those who would wear the Air Force Wings of 
Silver: Flight Instruction. This program, available to the 
qualified cadet, results in single-engine aircraft flight 

The four years of AFROTC end with graduation and 



Lieutenant Colonel Millard O. Anderson 
Professor of Air Science 

presentation of Regular or Reserve Air Force commis- 

The VMI Department of Air Science has thus done 
its part in educating young leaders to be competent 
Air Force officers. 

■1 irffr llii nrf ll 

First Row: Capt. Best, Maj. Wessel, Capt. West. Second Row: Sgt. Pusser, Sgt. Downs, Sgt. Adkins, Airman Sc 





Duke Ellington came to VMI three years ago with the 
expressed purpose of bringing VMI closer to the maximum 
point of production in the field of athletics. In his role of 
athletic director, he has succeeded admirably. Although 
handicapped by the lack of available funds, he has pushed 
the minor sports as far as possible, and this year has seen 
the development of representative teams in fencing and 
judo. He has strengthened the football schedule, so that 
in the immediate future VMI will be playing schedules that 
include opponents of the calibre of Georgia, Army, and 
West Virginia and has voiced the intention of bringing 
better teams to Lexington. 

Ellington's staff is small, but able. Former backfield 
coach, Clark King, is Director of Physical Education and 
is presently engaged in improving VMI's physical edu- 
cation plant and curriculum. Toward these goals of im- 
provement, King is assisted by Fred Kelley and Jack 
Reilly, both graduates of Springfield College. Kelley, 
as head trainer, has been a worthy successor to the de- 
ceased Herb Patchin. He is credited with introducing the 
isometric program to VMI and is one of the recognized 
authorities on isometric conditioning in the East. Reilly 
is now in the process of reviving the moribund intramural 
program, and has done much to stimulate interest in the 

With his election to the Vice-Presidency of the South- 
ern Conference, Col. S. Murray Heflin gives added lustre to 
his position of Chairman of the Athletic Council. He 
heads up a committee which includes seven Institute 
officers, three members of the Alumni Association, and 
three members of the Corps of Cadets, that is responsible 
for direction and purpose in VMI athletics. 

Clyde L. "Duke" Ellington 
Athletic Director 

Clark King 
Director of Physical Education 

Coach Fred G. Kelley 

John J. Reilly 
Instructor in Physical Education 

Henry Johnson 
Equipment Manager 


George Delk 
Athletic Department 


There were a few gaps in the VMI football line-up when 
the class of '64 graduated. These places were taken over by 
eager sophomores and juniors who, if they lacked experience, 
did not lack spirit. 

The Keydets concentrated on their running most of the 
year, and their offense was set up to take full advantage of the 
speed of their backs. When the situation called for a pass, 
however, VMI was not lacking in big men at the end positions 
The defense also took advantage of the team's speed, making 
up for what it lacked in sizeby being fast and mobile. 

The placement of the team's abilities to their best advantage 
against bigger schools and heavier teams is an example of the 
fine leadership of Coach McKenna and his staff. The staff 
includes Sam Timer, Jim Sam Gillespie and Carmen Piccone. 
These men are tough and hard to please on the practice field, 
but off duty they are ready to help any cadet solve a pressing 
problem. With this type of staff, if 1964 was a "building season," 
1965 will be a winning season. 

Co-Captains Joe Bush and Donnie White discuss footba 
withcoach John McKenna 

First Row: Fitzgerald. Reed, Amos, Patterson, Win 

Second Row: Jones, Turner, Willis, Parker, MacMillan, Stafford, LaPosta, Swann, Currence 

Third Row: Wertz, Breckenridge, Talley, Mervosh, Telzrow, Green, Gillette, Boese, Witt, Phlegar 

Fourth Row: Young, Reifsnider, Oliver, Browder, Orrison, Wilkinson, Carter, Randolph, Ellet, T. Rhodes 

Fifth Row: Minor, Shorter, Dermott, Nerone, Rhodes, Irby, Clarke, Gedris, Wilkinson 


Joe Bush '65 

Donnie White '65 

Granny Amos'65 

Butch Whitt '65 

Mike Patterson '65 

Dick Phillips '65 

Bill Reed '65 

Charlie Snead '65 


Bill Currence '66 

: om Slater '66 

Ted Mervosh '67 

Clay Minor '67 

B R » a| 

Bob LaPosta '66 

Jamie Browder '66 

Tom Rhodes '67 

Carl Rhodes '66 


On a cold, rainy, frustrating day, 3,500 fans turned 
out to watch the Big Red go down in defeat at the 
hands of the William and Mary Indians by a score of 
14-12. Not even the cheering from the General As- 
sembly could prevent this game from being a game of 
"first." It was the first time in ten years the Keydets 
had lost their opening game, and it was the first time 
in as many years that the Big Red had lost to the 

As the first quarter was drawing to a close, the 
Indians' big Harold Rausch swept his own right end 
and registered a six point tally. The second quarter 
was almost a duplicate of the first with neither offense 
looking very strong on the muddy turf. 

Trailing 7-0 at the start of the second half, the Big 
Red looked like a new team on the field. In the third 
quarter, quarterback Charlie Snead handed off to 
fullback Granville Amos who broke through right 
tackle, eluded the secondary, and streaked 98 yards 
for a touchdown and a new Southern Conference 
record for the longest play from scrimmage. William 
and Mary popped right back and scored on a plunge 
by fullback Miller to give the Indians a 14-6 lead. Late 
in the fourth quarter the Big Red again drove goal- 
ward, and, with only a minute and a half left in the 
game, co-captain Donnie White scampered for two 
yards and a touchdown. Again the two point con- 
version try failed and the scoring for the day was over 
with William and Mary coming out on top 14-12. 




After an opening day loss to William and Mary, 
the team travelled to Richmond for a game with the 
highly rated Spiders. VMI was out to avenge their 
loss, and the University of Richmond was hoping to 
win their third game from the Keydets since 1955. 

The Spiders opened fast, and scored the second 
time they had their hands on the ball. Warren Hayes 
scored from two yards out; the PAT was no good, 
and Richmond led by 6-0 at the end of the quarter. 
On the third play in the second quarter, Richmond 
tallied with a thirty yard aerial from Ronnie Smith to 
John Hilton. Again the PAT was wide and the score 
remained 12-0. The Keydets fought back, and thirteen 
plays later scored on a pass from quarterback Charlie 
Snead to end Dan Phlegar. Ricky Parker kicked the 
extra point. 

Fighting back with a 12-7 half time deficit, the 
Keydets held Richmond when they elected to try to 
make two inches on fourth down on their own 30. 
Two plays later Granville Amos swept right end 
for 23 yards and the touchdown. Parker's kick made 
it 14-12 in favor of the cadets. Richmond slashed back 
and twelve plays later scored on a six yard pass from 
Smith to Hilton. Hayes passed to Aldricly for a two 
point conversion and Richmond was leading by 20-14. 
The Keydets last glimmer of hope faded when a 
Snead pass was intercepted on the Spider's 31 with 
only a minute left in the game. 

Co-captains Joe Bush and Donnie White turned 
in their usual excellent game, even though the gold 
team was forced to play for fifty minutes. Larry Wertz, 
Joe Straub, Dick Phillips, and John Turner were 
standouts on both offense and defense both of which 
showed a great improvement over the previous 
William and Mary loss. 


Hoping to break into the winning column, the 
scrappy Keydets travelled to Philadelphia to do battle 
with Villanova, one of the most powerful independ- 
ents in the country. 

For VMI it was a long afternoon, for though the 
defense was good, the offense simply failed to jell. 
Villanova's line, outweighing the Big Red by nearly 
twenty pounds per man, stopped the Keydet attack 
throughout the game. The Wildcats' attack was both 
extravagant and frugal. It was extravagant in its 
explosiveness; it was frugal because it made some 
little accomplishments go a long way. For instance, 
after afirst quarter defensive battle, John Connell, the 
Wildcat quarterback, completed only two passes, and 
both turned out to be touchdowns. The first was an 
81 yard play to Seinyak, and the second was a 27 yard 
strike to McDonald. It is interesting to note that these 
were the only two Wildcat completions of the day, 
but they accounted for 108 yards. 

Though the third quarter was an equal battle, 
both offensively and defensively, the big Villanova 
line was able to break Green loose on a 60 yard touch- 
down run. The fourth quarter saw VMI quarterback 
Charlie Snead add a spark to the weak offense with 
some brilliant passing. Beautiful pass catching by 
Tom Rhodes and Carl Rhodes kept the attack alive, as 
the Big Red charged downfield for its lone score of 
the day. On third down on the 21, Snead faded back 
and fired a six point strike to Donnie White. Rick 
Parker kicked the extra point. The Wildcats came 
right back to tally on a 59 yard run by Brown which 
ended the scoring for the day and which gave Villa- 
nova a 27-7 victory. 


Before 18,000 spectators in the Tobacco Bowl in 
Richmond, the fighting Keydets challenged the big, 
fast Virginia eleven in a game which was supposed to 
be an easy victory for the Wahoos. It was a victory 
for the Cavaliers, but the game was won in the last 
four minutes by a score of 20-19. 

VMI opened the scoring in the first quarter when 
sophomore Hill Ellet threw a beautiful 52 yard scoring 
aerial to Eric Hart to give the Keydets a 7-0 edge. Vir- 
ginia came to life, and, on the next play from scrim- 
mage, Carroll Jarvis scampered 50 yards to the VMI 
17. Three plays later the Wahoos scored, and a two 
point conversion was good. The second quarter 
was uneventful, with the exception of an unsuccess- 
ful field goal try by VMI's Ted Mervosh from the 35. 

Early in the third period, Mike Patterson, who 
played brilliantly all day for the Keydets, staged an 81 
yard scoring run that came two plays after Donnie 
White intercepted a Wahoo pass on his own five. 
John Turner delivered a key block as Patterson was 
turning the right corner, and then Mike outraced 
everybody. The conversion was blocked, and the 
Keydets led 13-8. The Cavaliers stormed right back; 
seven plays after the Keydets fumbled on their own 
forty, U.Va.'s Hodges scored. The PAT was wide 
and the Cavaliers led 14-13. In the fourth quarter 
Patterson again scored to give the Big Red a 19-14 
lead. Two clutch third down receptions, one by tackle 
John Turner and the other by end Carl Rhodes helped 
to keep the scoring drive alive but the big Virginia 
team slashed back, this time moving to the cadet 31, 
and after being stalled to produce a third and 15 
situation, Hodges threw a perfect touchdown pass 
to Molenari to give the Wahoos a 20-19 lead and what 
turned out to be a squeaking victory. 


The following week the Big Red travelled to 
Buffalo, New York, to take on the strong University 
of Buffalo eleven. Going into the fourth quarter it 
looked as though VMI had a sure victory, but the 
Bulls came from behind with a pair of fourth period 
touchdowns to hand the winless Keydets their fifth 
consecutive defeat, 14-10, before a homecoming 
crowd of 21,000. 

VMI's Charlie Snead and Hill El let harassed 
Buffalo in the first half with their passing, hitting on 
eight of ten throws, including a nine yard toss from 
Ellet to Tom Rhodes for a score. VMI dominated 
play so much in the first period that Buffalo handled 
the ball only eleven times. Buffalo narrowly missed 
scoring in the second period when Willie Shine 
fumbled on the VMI two where Keydet guard Richard 
Phillips recovered. 

Leading 7-0 at the opening of the second half, the 
Big Red moved the ball to the Buffalo 21 . After being 
stalled for three downs, Ricky Parker booted a 21 
yard field goal to put VMI out in front 10-0. 

Shortly after the last period began, Buffalo 
center Jim Duprey intercepted one of Charlie Snead's 
tosses on his own 36 and raced 56 yards to the VMI 
7 before being downed. Gondino scored three plays 
later from the one and Gilbert followed with a two- 
point end run. After the kickoff, VMI moved to the 
Bulls 31 where Snead missed two passes. The 
Bulls took over at their 30. They marched downfield 
where Gilbert crashed over for the final touchdown 
and a Buffalo victory by the margin of 14-10. 

A fourth quarter loss is a disheartening defeat, 
but a disappointed VMI team left the field resolved to 
reverse their ways and bring home a victory for the 


! 5*****' 

It didn't look like the same VMI team that tooK 
the field against the Davidson Wildcats at Homecom- 
ings on Alumni Field, for when the Big Red elatedly 
left the gridiron, they took with them a 35-0 victory. 

In snapping their six-game losing streak, VMI 
dominated play all the way. Most of the damage 
was accomplished overland. Two touchdowns were 
scored by fullback Granville Amos, Joe Bush 
snared a 16 yard pass from Charlie Snead for another, 
Tom Slater dove for two yards for the fourth strike, 
and fourth unitfullback Butch Whitt crashed through 
for the last touchdown of the afternoon, late in the 
fourth period. For Davidson it was a long, torturous 
afternoon. The Wildcats, seldom able to get their 
offense in motion, threatened only once. 

It had been a near miss season for the Keydets up 
to this one. A total of 13 points had been the margin 
of defeat in four of the five losses. Against the Wild- 
cats, the Keydets accomplished what must have 
seemed to Coach McKenna a 180 degree turn. The 
defense limited the Wildcats to 175 yards total offense 
and restricted Steve Heckard, one of the Southern 
Conferences leading passers, to 7 for 18 and 60 yards. 
The VMI attack did not rest. The Keydets finished 
with 315 yards, their most prolific effort of the sea- 
son, and did it like a well oiled machine. 

Defensive leaders for the Big Red were end Joe 
Bush, who also caught three passes for 67 yards and 
a touchdown, and right linebacker Bill Currence. 
Fifteen different Keydets carried the ball, and all 45 
Keydets on the squad played. 

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Riding high after a 35-0 win over Davidson, the 
Big Red travelled to New Orleans to take on Tulane 
of the powerful SEC. The Green Wave, looking for its 
second win in 27 starts, literally washed the Keydets 
off the field, with a 25-6 victory. 

A homecoming crowd of 18,000 saw George 
Smith, a 200 pound junior, spark Tulane's ground 
attack. Meanwhile, the "Posse," the Greenies' big, 
tough defensive unit, all but smothered the Keydets, 
who crossed the midfield strip only twice before they 
were able to rip into Tulane's end-zone for a final 
period tally. The Big Red scored on a perfectly exe- 
cuted 19 yard run by sophomore Ted Mervosh. 

Smith did most of the lugging as Tulane moved 
55 yards in 11 plays for the opening touchdown in the 
second quarter. Jerry Graves scored from the three 
Moments later, the Posse's Jim Davis snared a VMI 
aerial and dashed 50 yards to the Keydet 12. Dave 
East scored 2 plays later to give Tulane a 12-0 half- 
time lead. Tulane's final touchdown came in the 
fourth period when Ab Higgins barreled over from 
the three. 

Tom Slater had the best day for the Keydets 
with 20 yards in seven tries, as the Posse held the 
Big Red to 59 yards rushing. John Turner and Joe 
Bush again put in their usual outstanding perform- 
ances, John being credited with eleven individual 
tackles, and Joe turning in numerous end sweeps. 
The defensive performance for the Big Red was 
admirable; the offense just failed to click. 


Hoping to get back in the winning column, the 
Keydets travelled to Michigan to take on the huge 
University of Detroit team. The Titans outweighed 
the fighting Keydets by nearly 20 pounds per man, 
and simply ground out the yardage for a 28-7 victory. 

The Titans scored twice in the first period before 
the Keydets could get their initial first down, and 
then it was the fourth time with the ball. Quarter- 
back Dick Waring teamed with Fred Beier and Dennis 
Assenmacker in building a powerful and diversified 
attack, as they gained 412 yards in total offense. Beier 
scored twice on 1 yard bursts while Assenmarcher 
and Jo D'Angelo scored one each. 

VMI had two threats turned back. After the 
Titans' first kickoff, Amos returned the ball 85 yards, 
but the Big Red was unable to score. The Keydets 
reached Detroit's six in the final minute, but two 
passes failed and the game ended. Captain Donnie 
White proved to be VMI's top receiver with three 
receptions for 65 yards as quarterback Charlie Snead 
clicked on five of 1 1 passes and 92 yards. 

The Keydets drove 80 yards for their second 
quarter touchdown after Mike Patterson kept the drive 
alive with a beautiful pass reception on afourth and 13 
situation. Four plays later Granny Amos scored from 
the one. Amos was also the Big Red's top rusher; 
he accounted for 39 of the Keydets 69 yards on the 

Larry Wertz, Dick Phillips, and Joe Bush wer;: 
standouts on defense, as Donnie White, Mike Patter- 
son, and Granville Amos shown on offense. 


Coach Cormack's indoor trackmen have gone into 
their 1965 season with one of the strongest teams in 
years, and with a brand new $20,000 grasstex track. The 
new track makes the static half of a winning combi- 

The VMI Winter Relays brought representation 
from 27 schools. The mile relay team, consisting of 
John Crotty, Norm Radford, Colin Blakemore and Barry 
Walker, captured a record, as did two other teams: the 
hurdle shuttles (Buddy Bail Mo, Buddy Beall, John 
Craddock and Dabney Pasco), and the 2-mile relay 
team of John Crotty, Frank Louthan, Norm Radford and 
Nat Ward. Individual performances were good also as 
Norm Radford qualified for the Nationals in the 600 and 
Dabney Pasco in the 70-yard high hurdles. Jim Sherrard 
topped the night by breaking a record in the triple jump. 

This year's team is heavily bounded with seniors; in 
the broad jump are Mick Finn and Co-captain Jim 
Sherrard; Bill Bynum and Richard Moring have been 
the shot-putters; Dees Stallings in the 60 as is Phil Shu 
who should be a constant point asset to the team. 
Richard Graves is high jump contender, and Buddy 
Baillio, John Craddock and Meybin Lea are the senior 
hurdlers. VMI has always been strong in the middle 
distance events, led by Nat Ward (record holder in 880), 
Norm Radford, Barry Walker, Mark Freeburn and Colin 
Blakemore. Co-captain Ed Engle leads the distance 
pacers, along with Jack Frazer and Jim Sinclair. 

indoor Track Captains Butch Engle and Jim Sherrard 

joined with Coach Cormack to lead the VMI team 

to a highly successful season 

Sinclair and Engle demonstrate fine running form against 
the William and Mary Indian cindermen 

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rst Row, Left to Right: Sherrard, Engle. Second Row: Lea, Freeburn, Radford, Shu, Walker, Blakemore, Ward, Sinclair, Frazer, Stallings. 
Third Row: i Louthan, Pasco, Sturgis, Turner, Buis, Bland, Moring, Campbell, Crotty, Graham. Fourth Row: Niedermayer. Beall, 
Rhodes, Daniels, Jenks, Beall, Potter, Decher, Rogers. Fifth Row: Henry, Coach Cormack, Hammrick 


The outdoor track team, under coaches Cormack 
and Martin, had a host of outstanding individuals. The 
familiar quartet of Norman Radford, Nat Ward, Crotty 
and Louthan shared responsibilities in the 880 and 440. 
The combination of John Baillio, John Craddock, Beall 
and Pasco assaulted titles in both the 120 yard high 
hurdles and the 330 yard intermediate hurdles. The broad 
jump was strengthened by Jim Sherrard, Decker and 
Rhodes. Co-captain Jim Sherrard led these jumpers 
and Bland in the triple-jump. Graves and Campbell added 
support in the high jump. Ed Engle, the other Co-captain, 
shared responsibilities in the mile and 2 mile with Jack 
Frazer, Jim Sinclair, Turner and Bouis. Richard Moring 
and Charlie Smith constituted the strength in the weight- 
men's events; Phil Shu led Stallings and Barry Walker 
in furnishing the needed strength in the sprints. 

Coaches Cormack and Martin feel that this was the 
best team to come along in several years and that it still 
has undeveloped potential. 

Outdoor track captains Butch Engle and Jim Sherrard 
confer with their coach, Major Cormack 

First Row, Left to Right: Engle, Sherrard. Second Row: Sinclair, Louthan, Radford, Craddock, Stallings, Graham, Niedermyer, Shu, Lea, Smith. 
Third Row: Moring, Bland, Bouis, Pasco, Soloman, Turner, Crotty, Beall, Sturgis, Nichols. Fourth Row: Freeburn, Walker, Graves, Decher, 
Groome, Campbell. Fifth Row: Hamrick, Coach Martin, Henry, Coach McCormack, Jenks 


After winning ten of their first fifteen games, last 
year's baseball team did an about face and lost seven of 
their last eight. The loss of Billy Loughridge and Dick 
Hightower plus a combination of unlucky accidents and 
incidents was responsible for the mid-season turnabout. 

This year Loughridge was back as captain, and High- 
tower was counted on for the catching chores. Two 
All-American candidates, Donnie White and Percy 
Sensabaugh were the bulwark of what proved to be one 
of the best Keydet baseball teams in years. Joe Bush is 
another steady performer in the outfield as well as the 
team's leading RBI producer. 

Charlie Schmaus was a candidate for third base, 
while teammate Jeff Gausepohl backed up Sensabaugh 
on the mound with southpaws Don Reed and Jim Maurer 
giving added support. 

It all added up to a solid veteran team that, coupled 
with the excellent talent from last year's rat team, the best 
in VMI history, considerably augmented Coach Chuck 
McGinnis' previous four-year record of 33-31-1. 

Coach McGinnis discusses batting techniques with 
Captain Billy Loughridge 

First Row, Left to Right: Gregg, Young, Porter, Ward, Hinkel, Hartman, Cather, Maurer, Taylor. Second Row: Coach McGii 
Conques, Brent, Lucia, Sweigart, McKain, White, Hightower, Dwain, Roundtree. Third Row: Handwerker, Pre 
McMenamin, Gauspohl, Terry, Workman, Bush, Loughridge, Sensabaugh 






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First Row: Frazer, Bynum, C. F. Smith, Ward, Bragg, Blakemore, Straub, Amos, Moring, Bush, Hart, Slater, Snead, Conques, Finn, M, Kearney, 

St. Clair, Baillio, Craddock 
Second Row: Hyatt, R. Lee, Radford, Shu, Sherrard, Fleet, Law, B. Walker, Workman, Reed, Maurer, Sweigart, J. Hill 
Third Row: R. P. Graves, Borden, Hosket, Meybin, Crotty, Louthan, Talley, Turner, Hartman, D. Reed, Parker 
Fourth Row: M. Henry, V. Turner, Goodall, E. Hines, C. Beall, C. Rhodes, R. Hines, Currence, Wick, H. Jones, J. McEwan, E. Willis, Harrel 


J. W. Mountcastle, P. R. Charrington, J. S. Eberhardt, T. S. Lilly, B. R. Bodenheim, R. P. Graves, J. S. McEwan Seated: M. A. Williams 


First Row: 

R. P. Ritchie 

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C. Hoy, R. H 


Second Ro\t 
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H. Trossbach 

Cutcheon, J. H. 

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L. Sonstein 

Lingle, W. A 

Third Row: 
D. Henor 

J. S. Eberh 
, D. B. Clark 


J. E. Forsyth 

Fourth Row 
Fifth Row: 

• M. E. Hall, 
S. E. Miller 



A. Long 
W. Kowalsk 


First Row: J. C. Burns, Kiniez, Newton, Romaine, 

Second Row: Schneider, McKee, Wycoff, Knox 
Whitt, Andrews 

Third Row: Flavin, D. J. Wagner, Dornsife, 
McDermott. Roberts, Evans 


First Row: W. R. Walsh, J. E. Hayes, J. K. Maurer, 
T. C. Marshall, D. H. Bristow, H. J. Lee 

Second Row: Coach Palesky, E. F. Guida, J. P. 
Tate, D. F. Wells. R, E. Wick, M. Toch, H. P. 
Dickerson, P. H. Breland, H. C. Smith, D. M. 
Roberts, manager 

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First Row: Moffit, Pauls, Malone, Norment, 
Crotwell, Hicks, Kemper, Harding, Phillips, 
Holland, McCush 

Second Row: Coach Hobbs, Andrassy, Pen- 
nington, Lanier, Jeffrey, Maddox, Frick, Mills, 
Edmonds, Harris, Clark, Kilwaski 


First Row; Brassington, Chapla, Rankin, Falzone, Burg, Chap- 
man, Ramsburg, Kump, Mills, Carter, Bishop 

Second Row: Cranford, Clark, Mahoney, T. Byrd, Smythers, 
Lanier, Lambert, Schmalzriedt, Wite, Smith, Ward 

Third Row: O'Conner, Herbster, Bowers, Andrews, Hill, 
Warren, DiFrank, Orton, Buzzard 

Fourth Row: Murphy, Waldron, Taylor, Delk, Griffin, Crenshaw, 
Wilson, Reeves, Wise, McElroy, Blankenship 

Fifth Row: Coach Chuck McGinnis, Walton, J. Byrd, Klemas, 
Herbert, Mgr. Hickey, Ferguson 

First Row: Yurachek, Smith, Emerson, Kemper, Siegel, Beach 

Second Row: Coach Hobbes, Duthie, Wilson, Powers, 
De Vos, Frick, Hince, Philpott 

First Row: Taylor, Murphey, MacCallum, Crenshaw, Fletcher 
Underwood, Vaughn, Leuine, Kritakara 

Second Row: Hosteller, Trenck, Johnson, Dav 
Swink, Hagan, Cowardin, Miller, Scwartz 

Klemas, Jackson, King, Waldron, Holland, Wood 

First Row: Coach Kennedy, Ellis, Bouck, McGehee, Zachman, 
VanLandingham, Woodbury 

Second Row: Bragg, Wallace, Andrews, Barton, Flemming, 
Dryant, Harris 

Third Row: Cook, McPhearson, Jones, Todd, Augustine, 
Taylor, Scheftel, Calfee, Stulty, Contantine, Mgr. Ash 


First Row: Phillips, Anderson, Schafer, Avery, Balch, Long 
Second Row: D. Avery, Sweeny, Ellis, Drake 

First Row: Smith, Boyd, Jones, Roberts, Kelly, Griffin, Herbert, 
White, Pinizotto 

Second Row: McGlothlin, Lester, Broadous, Orton, Biggs, 
Buzzard, Padgett, Johnson, Blanchette 

Third Row: Rickets, Schnabel, Hyatt, Bowers, Finn, Jones, 
Burnett, Talbott, Kershaw, Hill 

Fourth Row: Ryann, Warriner, Coach Cormack, Hamerick, 
Van Hoose, Wall 

First Row: Jones, Boyd, Biggs, Schnabel, Pinizotto, Warriner, 
Jones, Burnett 

Second Row: Broadous, Blanchette, Padgett, Lester, Talbott, 

Third Row: Kelly, Roberts, Kershaw 

First Row: Wall, Hyatt, Biggs, Schnable, Hubbard, Roberts, 
Kelley, Fleming 

Second Row: Blanchette, Johnson, Jones, Hill, Bowers, 
Smith, Padgett, McLouthan 

Third Row: VanHoose, Fletcher, Orton, Pinizzatto, Lester, 
Ryan, Flinn, Reeves 

Fourth Row: Hamrick, Coach Martin, Jenks, Hart 


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I. Lee Chapman 
President of the Honor Court 

The Honor System is the basic fiber in the life of 
every VMI cadet; it is the foundation upon which VMI 
is built. The Honor Code is simple: cadets do not lie, 
cheat or steal. By placing these restrictions on them- 
selves, members of the Corps have established a repu- 
tation that is above reproach. It is the duty and re- 
sponsibility of every member of the Corps to uphold 
and guard the Honor System. 

The pride that every cadet has in the Honor Code 
is not only an intimate part of himself, but also extends 
to his parents, friends and everyone who is associated 
with, or is familiar with, the Virginia Military Institute. 
The VMI Honor Code has become known as the strong- 
est and best code throughout the United States; it has 
been the model for numerous other college codes. 

The Honor Court represents the apex of the Honor 
System at VMI. The first class members are selected 
by their classmates to represent them on the Honor 
Court. There are ten first class members and four from 
the second class. The members of the Honor Court 
have been given the highest, yet most burdensome, 
responsibility in the Corps. 

Thus the strength and reputation of the Honor 
System depends upon the moral strength and character 
of every cadet. It is to be guarded and passed on as a 
monument to the integrity of the Corps— past, present, 
and future. 

First Row, Left to Right: Jordan, Chiles, Robertson, Chapman, Scott, Engle, Bush. Second Ro 

Sweigart, Talman, Ramsburg 

w: Badgett, Farmer, Nichols, Jones, 


As much as the words "Brother Rat," the General 
and Executive Committees have their roots deep in the 
traditions of the Institute. They are, in structure, two 
committees in one, differentiated slightly in purposes 
and procedure. 

The General Committee evolved in 1932 from the 
unification of several smaller committees which dealt 
with gentlemanly conduct and discipline within the 
Corps. Today, the General Committee enforces this 
code and maintains class privileges, earned by classes 
as they advance. Any member of the Corps, can send 
another cadet before the committee to be tried for his 
violation of class privileges. The General Committee, 
being authorized by the Superintendent, assigns proper 
disciplinary action for offenses. 

The positions of the General Committee are held 
by the President, Vice President, and Historian of each 
of the upper three classes, with the officers of the first 
class presiding. Members also include the chairman 
of the Rat Disciplinary Committee, a member of the first 
class elected at large, and a secretary appointed by 
the committee. The Historian of the third class acts 
as Sergeant at Arms. 

The Executive Committee has been created in 
recent years to deal with cases involving the public 
image and reputation of the Corps. The procedure of 
this committee is similar to that of the General Com- 
mittee with the exception that only class officers vote 
on cases. 

The General and Executive Committees are thus 
more than disciplinary bodies; they spark and maintain 
respect for privileges and traditions within the Corps 
and protect the standards and reputation of the Corps 
in its public image. 



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Charles Louis Siegel 
President of the General and Executive Committees 







C. Smitr 
R. W, Ul 

L. P. Egan, P. P. Shu. C. L, Siegel, W. G. Robertson, R 
nston, L. C. Reifsnider, M. C. Taylor, R. C. Randolph, R 

B. Battista 

M. Irby, S. B. Heltzel 

First Row: R. A. Carpenter, R. E. Lee, H. C. Smith, I. Lipping, J. E. Marshall 

Second Row: W. M. Riddick, F. E. Wiseman, C. A. Russell, C. E. Smith, R. Handwerker 


Of the many singular aspects associated with VMI, 
the Rat System, or Rat Line, is undoubtedly the most 
influential in the life of every cadet passing even a brief 
time within the walls of barracks. It is a well-known 
and long-proven fact that the degree of unity and class 
spirit achieved by any class at VMI is directly related 
to the strength of the Rat Line applied to that class. 
The key organization in this application is the Rat 
Disciplinary Committee. 

The RDC, as it is commonly known, has the dual 
purpose of both enforcing the various restrictions under 
which new cadets live, and the imposition of penalities 
whenever these restrictions are violated. The Com- 
mittee is composed of one first classman elected from 
each company, and a President, elected from the first 
class at large. It is a stipulation that these men may 
not hold rank higher than that of sabre-bearing sergeant. 
The RDC is a branch of the General Committee, and, 
as such, is subject to the direct supervision of the 
president of the first class. 

The present RDC has very little resemblance to its 
forerunner, the Officers of the Guard Association. 
While the latter was able to impose its famous "OGA 
tours" as penalities, the RDC may mete out only con- 
finement and regular penalty tours. Also, whereas 
the OGA was allowed to detain a Rat at a meeting as 
long as it was felt necessary, the RDC may have a Rat 
on the fifth stoop for no more than thirty minutes. The 
RDC has also limited the physical activity required of 
the Rat while attending the meeting. 

As long as the Rat System remains a part of VMI, 
the RDC will continue to impartially enforce those 
restrictions essential in producing individuals who 
will respect the Rat Line and its purpose. 

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Henry C. Smith 
President of the Rat Disciplinary Committee 

Left to Right: Norton, Hylton, Faulkner, Watson 


Donald S. Faulkner 
Chairman of the Rat Social Committee 

Three years ago, the Commandant's Committee 
for New Cadets was created to provide instruction in 
military and social courtesy. This committee, now 
known informally as the Rat Social Committee, is com- 
posed of eight upperclass cadets appointed by the 
Commandant upon the recommendation of the cadet 
chairman. A tactical officer of the Army ROTC de- 
tachment serves as advisor. 

The committee presents a three-phase program, 
consisting of instructional sessions, Saturday evening 
entertainment, and the New Cadet Mixer, held during 
the first month of the school session. This mixer, 
attended by girls from neighboring women's colleges, 
is the highlight of the Rat social season. 

During the instructional phase of the program 
Rats receive lectures on military courtesy and pro- 
cedure, table manners (other valuable social graces), 
and history and traditions of the Institute. The Satur- 
day evening entertainment consists of movies, both 
military and popular, and lectures on various topics. 

A small booklet, Military Courtesy at VMI, is given 
to all Rats early in September and is used as a text to 
supplement the entire course. 


Colonel James W. Pence 
Chairman of the Publications Board 

The Publications Board is a faculty-cadet organi- 
zation created for the purpose of formulating standard 
policies and operating procedures for all cadet publi- 
cations. It is one of the few organizations in which 
cadets have an opportunity to present and discuss 
their views with members of the faculty concerning 
various aspects of barracks publications. As such, 
the Board acts as the official liaison between the Corps 
of Cadets and the Institute; it is a practical application 
of the belief that cadets should, as much as possible, 
control their own affairs. 

Effective since May, 1962, the membership of the 
Board consists of: the Faculty Advisor to the BOMB; 
the Faculty Advisor to the Cadet; the Public Relations 
officer; a faculty representative at large; the Editor 
of the Cadet; the Managing Editor of the Cadet; the 

Leftto Right: Mr. H. S. Bausum, I. Lipping, J. S. Shepherd, Mr. J. L Presbrey W P Self Cm , w p 

J.G.Sip'olski.J G TlzyS FG f Louthan """'^ R ' Walker ' CoL A ' H ' Morrison 

Ward, Breland and Lipping work hard to prepare the copy for an 
edition of the VMI Cadet 

Porterfield, Pauls, Self and Bunting prepare the copy for the 
1965 BOMB 

Business Manager of the Cadet; the Editor of the BOMB; 
the Business Manager of the BOMB; a First Class cadet 
representative and a Second Class representative. 

Meeting each month, or convened as the chairman 
of the board finds it necessary, the Board functions 
as the ultimate authority regarding the selection of the 
heads of the respective publications with the endorse- 
ment of the officers of the upper three classes, estab- 
lishes standard bookkeeping policies, sets the stipu- 
lations for advertising furloughs, maintains a reserve 
fund for emergency and/or special use, and has the 
responsibility of fixing a fair, maximum remuneration 
level for the publications staffs. 

Since the inception of the Board, it has provided 
a mutually respected policy statement concerning all 
phases of cadet publications. With this firm founda- 
tion the Board assures a smooth transition of publi- 
cations staffs with each succeeding year. Indeed, it 
provides the responsible cadets with a means of deter- 
mining what is permissable and in keeping with the 
traditional quality of their respective publications. In 

all, a sense of responsibility is inherent in their actions, 
and the result is a college annual of traditionally high 
quality of which the faculty, Corps, and alumni can 
each be proud, and nationally recognized weekly news- 
paper which admirably presents those events and 
matters of timely and current interest in barracks and 
the Institute as a whole. 

Each year, the members of the Board recognize 
those cadets who have contributed to the maintenance 
and further development of intellectual excellence of 
barracks publications at an annual Publications Board 
banquet. It is here that the staff of the various publi- 
cations have an opportunity to recognize their outstand- 
ing subordinates. 

The Publications Board guarantees the Corps' 
exercise of freedom of expression within the limits 
that insure the maintenance of the Institute's high 
intellectual tradition. It is a unique and worthy example 
of faculty-staff common respect and cooperation to 
present to the Corps and to the alumni publications of 
our highest possible quality. 


F THE 1965 BOMB 


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arren Pratt Self 


Donald Harding Sylvester 


t and Picture Editor 

James Stuart Shepherd 
Business Manager 

James Richard Porterfield 
Managing Editor 


Larry Preston Egan 
Photography Editor 

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Leroy Bertram Alford 
Circulation Manager 

Keith Alan Ramsay 
First Class Editor 

James Ernest Hayes, Jr. 
Chief Photographer 


Left to Right: Perkins, Hines, Flinn, Pauls, Gallagher, Mountcastle, Whitaker, Buchanan, Robblee, Sanderson 


Left to Right: Davis, Bolger, Alford, Groseclose 



John Robert Walker 

David Aaron Kovach 
Business Manager 

Imre Lipping 
Managing Editor 

Henry Clay Smith, III 

Ralph Byron Robertson 
Sports Editor 

Forrest Ambrose Norman, Jr 
Contributing Editor 

Jward Frank Wittel, Jr. 
Contributing Editor 

James Robert Hughes 
Contributing Editor 

Mark Warren Freeburn 
Contributing Editor 


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Dr. James W. Vardaman 
College Bowl Team Coach 


In the spring of 1964, an invitation was sentto VMI to appear 
on the nationally televised "General Electric College Bowl." 
This invitation was accepted for the 29th of November, 1964. 
Work was immediately begun to select and train a competent 
team; Dr. James W. Vardaman, Associate Professor of History, 
was designated as coach for the team. 

A series of written and oral tests were given to the more- 
than-eighty cadet applicants; these cadets tried out either at 
their department's request, or because they were interested 
in the program and felt qualified. The tests, designed to show 
knowledge, competitive spirit, reaction time, and extent of 
reading retention, quickly reduced the field. In early June, eight 
cadets were chosen as potential squad members from whom 
the four team members would be picked. Consideration was 
given to overall squad knowledge and balance. The eight 
semi-finalists were Imre Lipping, John Prosser, John Marshall, 
Hank Wittel, Herb Mayton, Phil Ash, Bob Randolph, and Bob 
Morgan. These eight were then paired to give added com- 
petition for the final selection. 

During the summer, a detailed reading and study plan was 
given each member. Special fields were emphasized for each 

With the start of the fall semester, the College Bowl team 
went on full permit; hours normally spent in drill were devoted 
to reading, meeting with various members of the faculty, and 
practice sessions. A panel, complete with buzzers, was bor- 
rowed from the champion University of Virginia team; nightly 
practice sessions on this panel, located in the Preston Library 
Auditorium, became a demanding routine. 

The final four members of the "Go" team were chosen in 
early November. They were Hank Wittel, John Marshall, Bob 
Randolph, and Bob Morgan. 

The VMI College Bowl team as they appeared on TV 


Intense practice and study cul- 
minated on November 29, when 
the team defeated a highly-ranked 
Queen's College of New York team 
with a record-breaking score of 
four hundred points. This victory 
was seen nationally by approxi- 
mately twenty million viewers. 

Following this victory, the team 
continued to train for its match on 
December 13th with Lawrence Col- 
lege of Appleton, Wisconsin. In 
a very close game in which VMI 
outscored its opponents in the 
second half by 115 to 45 points, 
Lawrence managed to squeak out 
a twenty-point lead to win 170 to 150. 

The VMI team well deserves 
the respect and commendations 
which it received. In particular, 
credit for the team's performance 
is due to Dr. Vardaman, the ad- 
ministration, and the many faculty 
members who spent time and effort 
in working with the team. Many, 
many hours of effort went into pre- 
paring a team that represented the 
Institute in a most praise-worthy 
effort. The score that VMI achieved 
in its first game, a national record, 
has focused attention and ad- 
miration on the excellent academic 
standards and spirit of the Institute. 

General Shell offers his congratulations to the College Bowl team and to Dr. Vardaman, their coach 

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The Glee Club of the Virginia Military Institute was 

formally organized in 1937, with Mrs. Medford G. Ramey 

serving as director. In 1941, Colonel Herbert N. Dillard 

assumed the position of director and held this post 

until 1958, when he was succeeded by Captain Joseph 

C. Pearce. Last year, the Glee Club began a new era 

under the direction of Captain Richard G. Huffman. 

Captain Huffman has proven himself an excellent 

musician and a dynamic director, having been a member 
of the National Symphony Orchestra, director of the 

Catholic and Jewish Choirs at West Point, and assist- 
ant director of the West Point Glee Club. 

One of the more important recent innovations has 
been joint Band and Glee Club concerts. These con- 
certs presented both organizations at their best and 
were widely praised by all. This season the Glee Club 
has added to its repertoire more serious music, which 
has elevated the Club's standing. 

This year the Cub has presented concerts in Washington, D. C, New York, throughout the M,dwest 
d ,n several ,n Virginia. The Glee r, ub continues to grow in popularity and prestige- the eZe 
of new records and numerous te,evis,n appearances has spread the -Sound of VM." to thousands 

Robert L. McMahon 
President of the Glee Club 


William F. Ryan 
President of the Hop Committee 

During the 1964-65 school year, the VMI Hop Com- 
mittee again had a highly successful year. 

Name bands such as Si Zentner, Buddy Morrow, and 
Les Carlisle provided music for the formal Friday night 
dances; smaller groups and combos played for the 
informal dances on Saturday nights. 

This year, refreshments were served in Memorial 
Garden if weather permitted, dining permits were re- 
vised to allow a cadet to meet his date uptown when 
escorting her to dances. 

The success of the hops was not accidental. 
Many hours and much effort went into planning dances 
and providing excellent music. In addition, the Floor 
Committee did an excellent job in decorating Cocke 

Thus the Hop and Floor Committee has helped 
to make dance weekends pleasant, social occasions 
enjoyed by the Corps. 


The VMI International Relations Club is a club 
designed for those cadets who are interested in current 
events of world significance. It is not only one of the 
oldest clubs represented at VMI, but it also functions 
as one of the most informative. By inviting international 
travelers, diplomats, and notable guest speakers to 
VMI, it produces an atmosphere in which the cadet is 
able to keep abreast of current events throughout the 

The IRC participates in the regional and national 
organization which sponsors trips and seminars at 
various colleges and universities. This year, the state 
convention was held at VMI. The convention had as 
its special guest speaker, General Albert C. Wedemeyer 
who spoke on the events following World War II which 
involved the United States and China. The convention 
was attended by delegates from approximately twenty 
colleges in the newly formed southeastern region. 

Major Tyson Wilson, the club's faculty advisor, 
has given invaluable assistance to the club by advising 
and coordinating the various functions which the 
officers proposed. 

The IRC at VMI presents an excellent opportunity 
for cadets to increase their knowledge of international 
affairs and, at the same time, to meet other interested 


James R. Hughes 
President of the International Relations Club 

college students. Under the leadership of J. R. Hughes 
and the other officers, the club this year has fulfilled 
a very definite need at the Institute. 


The VMI Political Science Society, organized in 
the spring of 1962 as a non-partisan group for the study 
of political theory, parties, and issues, seeks to perform 
the important function of presenting information on 
local, state, and national politics and other issues 
concerning the Corps. 

During the year, several speakers, seminars, and 
discussion groups are provided by the Society to give 
the individual cadet an insight into the meaning and 
machinery of government. A glimpse of government 
in action is provided during the Society's yearly trip 
to Washington, D. C, or Richmond, Va. The Society 
co-sponsors service programs such as the one which 
brings representatives of law schools to VMI. Colonel 
A. H. Morrison, faculty advisor, guides the Society in 
its endeavors. 

As the Political Science Society becomes more 
firmly established in the Corps, it is hoped that it will 
become the center of a lively interest in government 
and politics, thus helping the "citizen soldier" to under- 
stand better and to participate more fully in the vital 
affairs of his country. 

Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr. 
President of the Political Science Society 

Officers for the 1964-1965 year are Herbert 
Jr., President; Hank Wittel, Vice-President; 
Edmunds, Secretary-Treasurer. 

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Under the dynamic direction of Chaplain (Com- 
mander) Robert Wilson, the Cadet Religious Council 
embarked this year upon the most active and successful 

Philip R. Taylor 
President of the Religious Council 

program undertaken by the Council in recent years. 
With the support and cooperation of its representative 
members (the Baptist Student Union, Newman Club, 
Wesley Foundation, Canterbury Club, Westminster 
Fellowship, Jewish Club, and the Lutheran Club), the 
Council has ably assisted in the direction and co- 
ordination of all religious activities at VMI. Beginning 
in September with the traditional sponsorship of the 
Rat Picnic, the Religious Council has engaged in 
beneficial activities both on post and in the community 
of Lexington. On the Wednesday night of Ring Figure 
week, the Council presented the VMI Commanders in 
concert; the proceeds from this highly successful 
event were donated to the Lexington Ministers' Welfare 
Fund for distribution to needy citizens of Rockbridge 
County. This Christmas, the streets of Lexington 
echoed with strains of carols sung by cadets. This 
program was also sponsored by the Religious Council. 
Contributions to such organizations as the Boy Scouts 
of America and the World University Service are a 
part of Council business. The President of the Council, 
Phil Taylor, and his enthusiastic assistants, can look 
back on a year of hard work, and a job well done. 


Probably no cadet during his stay at VMI has failed 
to take advantage of the musical facilities of the Tim- 
mins Room in Preston Library to divert himself from 
daily activities and to gain greater knowledge of serious 

The maintenance of the Timmins Room is the duty 
of the Timmins Society, a group of cadets elected 
from the upper three classes. It is the Society's task 
to keep the room in order, to replace broken records 
and add new titles to the collection that now comprises 
several thousand titles. 

Members of the Society also act as ushers for 
the Rockbridge Concert-Theatre Series and are always 
ready to advise cadets in matters regarding serious 

Members of the Society constantly strive to increase 
their knowledge of music and other cultural affairs. 
For this purpose, the society entertains lecturers, 
attends concerts, and takes trips to observe events 
in distant locations. 

This year the Society traveled to Charlottesville 
to hear the prima donna of the Bolshoi Opera, Irina 
Arkhipova. Trips to Hollins College and Washington 
followed. Colonel Barksdale, Major Badgett, and 
Colonel Roth were among the guest speakers, lecturing 
on topics that ranged from organ music to the workings 
of a small-town concert series. 

Credit for the efficient and stimulating activity of 
the Society should be given to Colonel T. B. Gentry, 
faculty advisor. To a great extent, it has been his 

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Imre Lipping 
President of the Timmins Society 

energy, cooperation, and drive that has kept members 
of the Society enthusiastic and receptive to new ideas. 
This year's officers are Imre Lipping, President; 
Ian Ackroyd-Kelly, Vice-President; and Bob Vogler, 
Program Director. 


For cadets interested in the Civil War, member- 
ship in the VMI Civil War Roundtable is essential. 
Throughout the course of the school year, the Round- 
table discusses in detail aspects of the War Between 
the States, and conducts field trips to those battlefields 
or historic sites involved in any current discussion. 

Founded in 1961, the Roundtable has been pro- 
moting interest in the study of the War ever since. Each 
meeting is normally divided into two segments: a 
lecture on a specific Civil War topic, and a discussion 
on the lecture topic. This discussion is normally ex- 
tended to include a myriad of related subjects; it forms 
the heart of Roundtable participation. 

In 1964, the Civil War Roundtable participitated in 
the re-enactment of the famous Battle of New Market 
during the centennial observation of that battle. 

Under the leadership of President R. A. Carpenter 
and Vice President William Murphy, the Civil War 

Raymond A. Carpenter, Jr. 
President of the Civil War Roundtable 

Roundtable has continued to bring Civil War history 
vividly to life for its members and other interested 
cadets and visitors. 

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The VMI Commanders are one of the oldest college 
dance bands in the South, and is the oldest musical 
organization on post. Founded in 1919 as the "Ram- 
bling Keydets", the Commanders have enjoyed a rich 
musical history which has been highlighted this year 
by the addition of Folk Music to their fine repertoire of 
dance arrangements. Busy throughout the year, 
playing for dances both at home and away, the Com- 
manders were received with enthusiasm wherever 
they entertained. 

The Folk Music sound of the Commanders was 
ably presented by VMI's own "Highlanders" who 
traveled with the band this year. Led by Danny 
Hogan, the Highlanders' professional blend of guitar 
and vocal talent brought applause from audiences all 
over the state. 

The Commanders' Director, Will Scott, and Busi- 
ness Manager, Phil Taylor, both of Richmond, have 
led their organization through a. busy and outstanding 
year of musical entertainment. 

Wilmore S. Scott, Jr 
Band Leader 


In keeping with the modern trend toward special 
warfare, each fall the VMI Military Science Depart- 

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William J. Donsbach 
Cadet Commander of the Ranger Group 

ment offers an extracurricular Ranger/Counter-Gue- 
rilla Course of instruction to volunteers of the upper 
three classes. Beginning in September, the four- 
month course is divided into weekly blocks of in- 
struction, familiarizing the trainee with the skills of the 
Ranger. During the course, the VMI Ranger may find 
himself at the controls of an M-41 tank, up to his ears 
in icy water on river-crossing problems, carrying a 
PRC-10 radio on a combat patrol, or hanging from a 
200-foot cliff in a mountaineering session. 

"On-the-job" training is supplemented by class- 
room instruction in ambush techniques and guerilla 
tactics; physical training with emphasis of skill and 
endurance is an integral part of the program. 

The VMI Ranger Program thus trains volunteers 
in the techniques and purpose of guerilla-type warfare 
while stressing physical development and endurance. 
This program has become increasingly important in 
the overall training of cadets who will eventually be 
officers conducting such activities in earnest. 


The Armed Forces Club is composed of cadets 
who are interested in broadening their knowledge of 
the armed forces of the United States. It is the largest 
club at the Institute, consisting of some one hundred 
forty members. 

There are usually three types of meetings con- 
ducted by the Armed Forces Club. The first is the 
formal meeting in which a branch of the Armed Forces, 
either the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps, takes 
charge of the proceedings and presents a program 
concerning some organization within that particular 
service. This program is usually led by a guest speaker 
and includes films and demonstrations. The second 
type is open to the entire Corps. It is a presentation 
of a "Hollywood"-type movie about military activities 
for the entertainment of anyone who is interested. 
The third type of meeting is the trip. It is usually taken 
to a nearby military base and is the high point of each 
year for the members of the AFC. 

Such activities of the AFC have served to broaden 
the education of cadets, enabling them upon graduation 

Richard W. Johnson 
President of the Armed Forces Club 

to have some knowledge of the services other than 
that in which they are commissioned. 

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The VMI chapter of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers is a source of pride to all civil engineering 
students at the Institute. Over the years, the efforts 
of cadets and faculty have made it one of the finest 
student chapters in the nation. 

Founded in 1923, the chapter is intended to acquaint 
the cadet with the applications of engineering prin- 
ciples to modern living, and with the various pro- 
fessional opportunities available in the engineering 
field. This is accomplished through a balanced pro- 
gram of lectures, movies, and field trips. 

The ASCE is composed of the civil engineering 
majors in the first, second, and third classes, and 
is organized so that participation by cadets is at a 
maximum level. 

Edward H. Engle, Jr 

Every civil engineer is grateful for the opportunity 
to belong to the chapter, and for the information which 
has been made available to him through it. 


The VMI Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers is a student affiliate of the 
largest professional engineering society in the world. 
The objectives of this society are scientific, literary, 
and educational; programs designed to accomplish 
these objectives are presented by the local chapter. 

Members of the first and second class comprise 
the student chapter of the IEEE. These cadets take 
several trips each year to increase their practical know- 
ledge of electrical engineering; trips include IEEE 
regional meetings in Roanoke and on-the-spot in- 
spections of various equipment concerned with power 
and electronics. 

Each spring, members of the first class present 
papers in a field of particular interest. First classmen 
compete for a cash prize and a trip to the district com- 
petition. This year, the district competition was held 
in Miami, Florida. 

Cadet Jack Shuler serves as president of the VMI 
chapter of the IEEE during the 1964-65 school year. 
Mr. E. R. Paige gives assistance as faculty advisor. 

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Edwin J. Shuler 



The American Chemical Society at VMI is a student 
affiliate of the national society. It is composed of 
chemistry majors of the upper three classes; chemistry 

Godwin M. Jone 

majors of the fourth class are also urged to attend the 
meetings of the chapter. The Society has as its purpose 
the promotion of an understanding and an insight into 
the various fields and aspects of chemistry. 

The Society meets periodically to hear guest 
speakers in the various fields of chemistry. In the past, 
the VMI chapter has been honored by educators, 
leaders in the field of industry, research chemists, and 
members of the Army Chemical Corps. 

Because of its association with the national chapter, 
members of the Student Affiliate group are permitted 
to participate in the ACS Graduate School Clearing 
House. This is a project, now in its third year, designed 
to circulate to leading graduate schools a brief resume 
of those first classmen interested in pursuing a grad- 
uate degree. 

The national chapter also conducts a Summer Job 
Clearing House for those students interested in summer 

Student affiliates are extended the opportunity 
of obtaining senior membership in the American Chem- 
ical Society in December of their first class year. As 
a senior member, a cadet is entitled to take advantage 
of the employment and placement services rendered 
at no extra cost. Publications of the National Society 
are also made available to members at a reduced rate. 


It is the purpose of the VMI Cadet Chapter of the 
American Institute of Physics to encourage the study 
of physics by presenting various aspects of the pro- 
fessional application of physics. The AIP Chapter at 
VMI, founded some ten years ago, is one of the largest 
chapters in the country, having as members all physics 
majors in the first, second, and third classes, and those 
fourth classmen who wish to join. Colonel D. C. 
Weaver serves as faculty advisor. 

Throughout the year, films are shown, and guest 
speakers are invited to discuss recent developments 
in the various fields of physics. Last year, a program 
of seminars was instituted. This program, continued 
this year with excellent success, has proved extremely 
beneficial to all members. 

James G. Sipoliski and Wilmore S. Scott, AIP 
President and Vice-President, have guided the chapter 
with great enthusiasm during the past term, and have 
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to supplement their knowledge of physics beyond the 
scope of the ordinary classroom. 



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Curtis W. White 

The VMI Chapter of the Virginia Academy of 
Science is sponsored by Dr. Foster and is closely 
affiliated with the Biology Department. It does not 
restrict itself to being a biological or social science 
organization, but rather has as its over-all purpose, 
the stimulation of interest in all sciences. Under the 
leadership of President C. W. White the club has 
continued to be beneficial to the cadets by correlating 
studies and careers. 

Since it is a scientific organization, experimenta- 
tion is one of its major functions. An annual con- 
vention gives members who have conducted out- 
standing experiments an opportunity to take part in 
active competition. 

Lectures represent another facet of the Chapter's 
activities. They are designed to incite interest and 
investigation beyond the classroom and prove to be 
immeasurably helpful in broadening one's knowledge 
of the sciences. 

By providing an opportunity for knowledge, ex- 
perimentation, and more social occasions, the VMI 
Chapter of the Virginia Academy of Science gives 
interest and correlation to all branches of science. 


Henry "Smuff" Smith 
Diary Editor 

Eager young faces began to appear on the Post on 
the seventh of September as the Cadre returned to 
take control of their beloved Barracks; three days later, 
the Institute was invaded by the largest class of fresh- 
men in recent years. Yes, they certainly were anxious 
to don cadet-grey blouses and those nice white pants, 
and, then, the rude awakening came as a shock to many 
of them. Oh well, can't win 'em all, can you? 

The Old Corps returned . . . only to find that they 
had acquired an eagle and a new chaplain during the 
summer. Both were determined to feather their nests 
in barracks and so, they moved in. 

To start the year on the right foot, as cadets are 
known to do, a letter of complaint was immediately 
launched against the practices of our laundry, and, 
following the pattern of all other complaints, it was 
quietly washed on the Post and hung out to dry. It was 
undoubtedly a touch of summer fever which arrived 
a bit late. 

It doesn't take long to discover that the hay is the RAT'S 
best friend. They even play with it! 

In keeping with the military atmosphere of the 
Institute, the Rangers launched into another of their 
terroristic, green-suited campaigns against the unseen 
foe. Under the direction of the seen foe they progressed 
rapidly and soon were in shape — in fact, all were in the 
shape of a tree that had wilted in the summer heat, but 
the barbaric sound of lions and tigers once again 
took their rightful positions on the great VMI stage. 
"All the world's a stage," and this includes VMI ! 

And you're going to get personal attention for the rest of 
the year, RAT! 

Brother Rat. do you think we'll get our uniforms 

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VMI Cadets were privileged to escort the Tobacco Bowl Princesses and Queen 

October marked the beginning of a busy period 
of cadet activity. Yet the Corps was not too busy to 
bid a fond farewell to one of our tactical officers who 
had chosen to serve his country in Vietnam. 

Pete won and the Corps lost, in more ways than 
one, as we all boarded buses and proceeded slowly 
to Richmond for that one big fling. It was fun, wasn't 
it? What's that formula . . . something to do with the 
distance squared . . . 

Music to be boned by was graciously provided by 
the one and only VMI Band as the mothers and fathers 
watched proudly from the arches during the ever- 
famous VMI Parents Weekend. All characters and 
settings shown during this gala affair were fictitious 
. . . the names were not changed to impress the visitors. 

Probably one of the biggest things that happened 
during this month was the 35-0 victory over Davidson 
which launched the Big Red on their one-game winning 
streak— a streak that will go down in the history of 
VMI as the one that kept VMI from attaining a perfect 

The President came through . . . now if the Army 
would do the same ... A pay increase was authorized 
for the ROTC students which was immediately followed 
by a price increase in the PX, QMD, and other locai 
establishments. The price of paint must have gone 
up too, for the Great Pumpkin's showing was not quite 
up to par. Maybe he's not enrolled in ROTC and, thus, 
cannot cash in on the "tell now, pay later" program. 

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October is a lonely month for the RAT 

But the Corps trip livens things up for everyone! 

Ring Figure Weekend starts off 

; continued with the traditional VMI-VPI football game . 

Time flies, and it usually brings gradual changes 
and improvements; November was the month for the 
proving of this statement as VMI marked its one hun- 
dred twenty-fifth year of existence. Great rejoicings 
and salutes filled the air, and academics were sus- 
pended as the Corps and the faculty members were 
treated to some "fine" remarks concerning VMI's 
history, present and future. Promises were made 
regarding the future, and it is expected that these will 
be fulfilled in the same manner as have all previous 

Daily raids were conducted and the renowned 
"Misc Box" quickly lost its place at VMI. So little was 
declared as authorized by the authorities that some 
cadets were seen digging holes in the ground with 
some of the Institute's dogs. (Herein lies a great 
lesson — when you are bewildered, do as all dogs have 
done for years— bury your bones.) A final ruling by the 

memo machine declared that a Misc Box could contain 
no miscellaneous, excessive authorized articles, contra- 
band, dirt, trash, and no dust could be hidden on top 
or underneath. Hence all problems were solved. Now 
everyone knew exactly why they called the Misc Box 
a Misc Box. 

"Dear John" notes and shattered ring stones 
marked the big event of Ring Figure for the seconds. 
Parties were held and the class demonstrated the all- 
time-great-bourbon-bond of Brother Rats. Much to 
the dismay of the fourth class, Rat dates were shot 
down as the almighty seconds found real girls more 
suited for their present needs. The crowning event 
came when the 7-Up company gave the class free 
set-ups for one night. This generosity was in return 
for the advertisement that they were getting from the 
stone which was chosen to top the gleaming hunk of 

and climaxes with the Ring Figure Dance where the class of '66 receives their rings 

VMI assumes its deserted appearance as the Corps leaves 
for Christmas furlough . . . 

but the cadets soon reconcile themselves to being home 
and near the finer things of life. 

December will always be remembered by the first 
classmen in good ole division 1-A — cries of "unclean, 
unclean" filled the air during the morning inspection 
one Sunday as our own B invaded the heretofore 
never, never land. No "contraband, dirt, or other trash" 
escaped his notice as he slowly moved from one room 
to another— or, quickly moved from one bone sheet 
to another! 

Pink slips greeted everyone in this noted group as 
they returned from church — come join with me in great 
rejoicing as I show you the way to an RA life. Those 
little slips were read and reread. Vile curses filled the 
air and "contraband, dirt, and other trash" filled the 
trunk rooms and the second stoop. It was soon realized 
that there were to be no weekends for anyone as the 
trooping trio— an eagle, not to be confused with several 
birds that were seen that day, a frowning arrow, and, 

the merriest of them all, B , who was still looking 

in the most unbelievable places— raised havoc and 
gleefully threw bones from one to another. 

Along with the rising temperature, a large case of 
premature spring fever developed as the first class met 
and decided to let the rats out of the rat line— a move 
which gained an immediate reaction from the Institute 
in the form of several meetings. A friendly atmosphere 
enveloped the speakers as they conversed with the 
class. Promises were made as they consented to 
study the immediate issues which were disrupting the 
happy-family aura for which VMI is noted. 

Thoughts turned toward the approaching Christ- 
mas vacation and, as they did, the spirit of Christ- 
mas descended upon the cold grey walls. Santa 
asked for donations from the VMI Corps and received 

The inhabitants of division 1-A are treated to extra-special attention. We're got to keep up the living standards, boys! 

The industrious student studies for exams . . . 

The Corps, full of joyous spirits and never-ending 
tales of conquest, wandered into its "healthful and 
pleasant abode" after the traditional Christmas fur- 
lough which terminated all too abruptly. Much to the 
dismay of many, mostly to the newer additions to the 
Post, the realization of coming exams descended and 
books were opened for the first time during the long 

Along with exams, snow fell upon the lusty, coun- 
try town of Lexington and the hillsides were covered 
with the ever-increasing layers from above. The rats 
soon realized that "the next pillar" was far away as 
the round, white balls of snow whizzed by them from 
all directions. Sledding became a growing sport in the 
streets and on the hills. It was rumored that "a man 
named Pinkie" held an organized sled outing in his 

yard— that Christmas spirit lasted longer than usual, 
didn't it?! 

The College Inn became the subject of discussion 
following the "greatest snowball battle of them all" 
which was held in its backroom one dismal evening. 
It has been said that everything went except the Minks, 
and there has been some question about them. 

And then they came— the TAC's invaded the hill 
which marked the beginning of the actual exam period. 
The members of the Corps studied and studied and 
studied in an all-out attempt to pass while the glistening 
soldiers, who didn't have anything to study, wandered 
around the hill in an attempt to spread that "Army 
Good Will" thickly over the Corps. 

A stack of hays in the arch marked the end of 
another highly enlightening test period — but the Corps 
must march on. 

others try to cram as much as they can hold 

and a few just plain relax! (Nice if you can getaway with it) 

Everyone enjoyed the concert that preceded the dance 

During February came the hardest job of the new 
year . . . that of settling down for the last downhill slide 
as it's called by a few. The PX Pirate greeted the wide- 
eyed members of the Corps as they made the long trek 
to the campus book store to stock up on the latest 
pamphlets of knowledge. 

Then came Midwinters. Traditionally this has been 
the time of big parties and this year was no exception 
Dates of all sizes— depending on the needs of their 
escorts-and shapes flocked to the hub of Lexington's 
social activity. Great progress made by the Hop Com- 
mittee was certainly appreciated as the Corps enjoyed 
two informal dances. (It's about blouses and skirts 
tor the minority group . . .) 

The First Class enjoyed many lectures on varying 

phases of Army life as the small theatrical group from 
the Science Building made their humble bid for a place 
in the sun. "As I was driving down the road early one 
morning, a teen-age girl, returning from a night of party- 
ing ..." "As I opened my car door I discovered that 
a little old lady ..." "Now gentlemen, let me say again 
that we are not getting anything for this. We just want 
to help you get started ..." (Need more be said?) 
This was also the month for a crack-down on the 
physical condition of the Corps. Physical exercise on 
the stoop was the vogue as our black jacketed leaders 
wandered aimlessly among the grey clad bodies and 
made corrections. Excellence was demanded of the 
Corps and disobedience was severely punished with 
"lost hours of leisure" and a date with the sheet. 

and then you have to find your own entertainment after the 
dance . . . 

but there's always a few who cannot attend the dance and 
have to improvise their own entertainment 

March came in like a lion for the Rats because with March 
came a resurrection . . . 

March was the month for Rats. During the short 
twenty-seven day period of occupation of the "healthful 
and pleasant abode," the trials and tribulations of the 
life of the Rat came to an end. 

"Resurrection" echoed from the walls of barracks 
and across the parade ground as the Class of 1965 
nave the rodents their first taste of the "Old Corps. 
The full meaning of "Brother Rat" became evident 
during the five days of constant go, go, go^ 

An informal hop gave the month its first taste ot 
social life ... for which VMI is so well known ... and the 
tales of conquest and hardship passed from Rats to 
dates. Looks of fear were replaced by looks ot satis- 
faction on the faces of the youngest freshmen as the 
weekend quickly passed. . 

Then, almost as thefirst one had gone, a new period 

jut things began to taper oft with an informal hop that was 
preceded by an infamous Moose Lodge party . . . 

of trials and tribulations arose. "Resurrection" was 
once again heard on the post. This time the Third Class 
took the helm, with some support from the Second 
Class and attempted to steer the Rat Line in the 
direction which they had neglected during the previous 
months of the year. 

"Good Friday" came none too soon, for weariness 
was fast overcoming all members of the Corps. Tra- 
ditions of the past were revived as the group became 
a Class and joined the ranks, lower position, of course, 
of the upper three. 

March will always be the month for memories tor 
the freshmen, for they came in September faced with 
a challenge, struggled through the in-between, and were 
liberated with the Lions and Lambs of March. 

And then there was peace. 

and, like a lamb, March departed leaving everyone happy, content, and on Spring Furlough. 

The Brother Rats of '65 enjoy burning their straight pants 
and rejoice because they will never again have to wear them 

The Corps returned from furlough for the last time 
to their home away from home. For some, this marked 
the end of the short vacations and now they started on 
the big slide "downhill" toward the Granddaddy of them 
all— Graduation and the days that happily follow. For 
others, it marked the passing of one more period of 
time: a step towards cherished dreams of freedom and 
other such oddities. 

White ducks appeared, along with green grass and 
thousands of robins which marked the true coming of 
Spring for the Corps. (Who needs an almanac-every- 
one has his own periods, doesn't he?) 

Even the April showers could not stop the blaze 
that burned brightly in Lexington as the members 
ot the First Class traditionally burned their straiqht 
pants-or what was left of them and other woolen gar- 
ments There should be a fairy tale somewhere about 
the strange creatures who return to the same spot 

and Easter dances provide a welcome relief from the hectic 
routine . . . 

each year to pariicipate in the production of a mustv 
odor which lingers in the lives of so many for so long 

Easters brought beauty once again to the famous 
campus in Lusty Lexington as cadets and Minks vied 
tor the favors of fair young maidens. Small, but ef- 
fective groups of "hill watchers" dug out their cameras 
telescopes etc., and took their positions in the rear 
windows of barracks. 

Military is our middle name. This could never 
be forgotten by anyone who has made the long treck 
into the hills surrounding VMI to participate in the 
annual FTX. Rangers are everywhere, and everyone 
without exception, is killed at least once by a sneaky 
maneuver made by the devious planners of this areat 
program. a 

Then, the true test came-if you can't "Kill Mother " 
you just don't have it as far as the Army is concerned 
Care to try again? 


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ly attests to that fact. 


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May means many things at the Institute. There's always New Market Day 

While the lower three classes were enjoying their 
hike, the First Classmen were being introduced to the 
never ending wonders of Army life. The First Class Trip 
is designed to give the young officers-to-be a look at a 
"real" armed forces installation in action. 

The buses were boarded by the eager sightseers 
and they were off. All remembered the instructions of 
the previous day— "You will have a good time." "You 
will learn a lot." "You will be on your best behavior, or 
should I say that you will act like a cadet should." 
"Just remember, gentlemen, that you must return to 
VMI after the trip and we'll be here also." 

It seems that there should be a trip to a big indus- 
trial center sometime in the next few years because this 
is, after all, the home of the nation's best trained CITI- 

ZEN-SOLDIER. But the value of the trip will become 
apparent once we are in the Army— at least, that is what 
we're told. 

With May comes the day for honoring the dead ot 
the Battle of New Market. And this year, the dedi- 
cation of Smith Hall was also held on that day. A more 
honorable day for such an occasion could not have 
been chosen. 

May was also a month for making big plans. In 
addition to planning for the graduation day activities, 
first classmen plotted their paths in the new life in a 
new world. Viva civilian life! 

After May ended, it was a downhill path right into 
those beloved exams and the realization that summer, 
for twelve-hundred cadets, was just around the corner. 

then, there are the BIG parties 

and there are the quiet, sedate parties which are more 

For the Class of '65, this is the ne 

This is the month for the Class of 1965 as their 
dreams of the future come true. On September 13 1961 
they came to VMI from all parts of the world and found 
their own little world anew. All was not lost for they 
were together and there's an old saying about "safety 
in numbers." And the new world was filled with rude 
awakenings and many old sayings were thrown out 
the window. 

Through the four years of their inhabitancy of the 
barracks at VMI they came to know the true meaning of 
such words as "relaxation," "furlough," and "Brother 
Rat A class can never operate or progress with all 
factions in complete accord, and in complete accord 
they never were, but the unity of all factions was truly 
demonstrated as the Class of 1965 rose to take their 
turn in the driver's seat of the Corps. 

Whether by fate or fortune will never be known but 
the date of their departure of the hallowed ground's of 
the Institute was June 13, 1965. It was a "thirteenth" that 
the winds which brought them returned, and took away, 
and once again scattered the members of the Class 
across the face of the earth. 

Parades, parties, exercises, and even church, 
seemed to have a special meaning during this month! 
The end was in sight. 

The end came and passed on and they were free 
from cadet grey and the pressures of the VMI. They 
now faced the challenges of the outside world, and they 
can face them with a feeling of confidence, knowing 
that they will succeed where others before them have 
failed, for they are from VMI and the Class of 1965 

Finals for '65 will ne 

er be forgott 


And eveyone resolves to have a most enjoyable vacatior 
doing those things that they love most 


In the beginning . . . God created Man in His own image 

You may be whatever you resolve to be" 

vo weeks and ten plus six weeks and thirty plus four months and sixty 
plus . . . 

Jan, this is not what the man meant when he said to grin and bear it 

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lithography, printing and engraving have turned to Stone. 
We are particularly proud that among these many long-time 
customers are the finest schools, colleges and businesses 
in your territory. May we also serve you? 

Phone 344-6688 


P. O. Box 1600 


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